Lisson Gallery

Cory Arcangel in 'Game Society' at MMCA, Seoul, South Korea

14 August 2023

Running from 23 May – 10 September 2023, 'Game Society' is an exhibition that examines how the grammar and aesthetics of video games have influenced contemporary art and visual culture, and permeated our society and daily lives over the five decades since the launch of the first video game.

Video games encompass interface design for visual and auditory stimulation; storytelling that spurs the imagination; immersive experiences and social interactions, making them one of the most relevant media forms today. 'Game Society' takes a closer look at the process of powerful synchronization between society and video games, and the acceleration of this due to the pandemic. It explores the context in which society becomes a virtual space, and the reality of those spaces becoming part of everyday life, examining what experiences games can communicate and share with us.

The exhibition features 9 video games and more than 30 artworks by contemporary artists who have been influenced by the grammar and aesthetics of video games. The games on display include Korean video games and select loans from the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), museums which have been acquired since the early 2010s.

Cory Arcangel presents two works: Super Mario Movie (2005), a modified Super Mario Bros NES cartridge, and /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD 2021-06-08T22:58:00+02:00 11082 (2021), a single-channel video playthrough of /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/'s 'Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD' game.

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Cory Arcangel in 'Game Society' at MMCA, Seoul, South Korea
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