MAGfest 11 - "The Art of Video Games" Postmortem

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This is the slide deck that we used to present the postmortem of "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the MAGfest 11 conference on January 4, 2013. Will post accompanying notes later.

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MAGfest 11 - "The Art of Video Games" Postmortem

  1. 1. “The Art of Video Games” Postmortem Chris Melissinos contact@pastpixels.com @cmelissinos Georgina Goodlander GoodlanderG@si.edu @bathlanderamericanart.si.edu/taovg
  2. 2. Concept • 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium • Influential artists and designers • Core game mechanicsPitfall! (1982) Uncharted 2 (2009)Activision Publishing. All trade names and trademarks are Sony Computer Entertainment America LLCproperties of their respective parties. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. National TourThe Art of Video Games will travel to 10 cities in the United States following its presentation in Washington, D.C. • Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida (October 24, 2012–January 13, 2013) • EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington (February 16, 2013–May 13, 2013) • Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona (June 16, 2013—September 29, 2013) • Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York (October 25, 2013–January 19, 2014) • Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York (February 15, 2014–May 18, 2014) • Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014–September 28, 2014) • Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014–January 18, 2015) • Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia (February 13, 2015–May 10, 2015) • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015–September 13, 2015) • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015–January 25, 2016)
  4. 4. National TourThe Art of Video Games will travel to 10 cities in the United States following its presentation in Washington, D.C. • Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida (October 24, 2012–January 13, 2013) • EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington (February 16, 2013–May 13, 2013) • Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona (June 16, 2013—September 29, 2013) • Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York (October 25, 2013–January 19, 2014) • Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York (February 15, 2014–May 18, 2014) • Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014–September 28, 2014) • Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014–January 18, 2015) • Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia (February 13, 2015–May 10, 2015) • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015–September 13, 2015) • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015–January 25, 2016)
  5. 5. Thank you to the whole team at theSmithsonian American Art Museum but mostly....
  6. 6. Thank you to the whole team at theSmithsonian American Art Museum but mostly.... Thank you Georgina! Without your support and tireless work, this would not have been possible. It was an honor to work with you on this!
  7. 7. Thank you! Chris Melissinos contact@pastpixels.com @cmelissinos Georgina Goodlander GoodlanderG@si.edu @bathlanderamericanart.si.edu/taovgDo you like robots? Follow @PaikBot on Twitter…

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