Endgame - a show about playing videogames at Gallery 33

Gallery 33 & Kuvva present: Endgame - a show about playing videogames

11 FEBRUARY 2014, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Summary
Amsterdam based Gallery 33 presents Endgame, a show about playing video games. The gallery invited a group of international artists to share some of their favourite video game memories and create all new work based on that one hard to finish level, great boss fight or the feeling of finally beating a game. Artists like Bruno Mangyoku, Evan Palmer, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Robert Ball, Tom Haugomat, Vincent Tsui and more created very diverse pieces. From racing, to soccer and even rapping games, the works on show are as diverse as the games that are out there and the people that play them.

Gallery 33 & Kuvva present: Endgame - a show about playing videogames.


Details

The exhibition runs from February 14th, 2014 till April 11th, 2014 at Gallery 33, Pazzanistraat 33, 1014 DB, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


About Endgame

We asked a group of international artists to share some of their favourite video game memories and create all new work based on that one hard to finish level, great boss fight or the feeling of finally beating a game.

Video games are a mainstay of popular culture, with the video game industry surpassing both the movie and the music industry in numbers. In 2012 MoMA even added a selection of games to their collection, confirming their cultural importance and influence on the art world

It is no understatement to say that a lot of the young artists working today grew up playing and being inspired by video games. We wanted to tap into that by asking artists to share some of their favourite video game memories.

They came back with great pieces, many created digitally, based on well known 8-bit arcade classics but also on more obscure, recent cult hits. From racing, to soccer and even rapping games, the works on show are as diverse as the games that are out there and the people that play them.

Below the full list of participating artists, individual bio's and links to each artist website can be found on Gallery 33.net:

  • Bruno Mangyoku
  • Evan Palmer
  • Jean de Wet
  • Jonathan Djob Nkondo
  • Marcus Marritt
  • Matt Rockefeller
  • Robert Ball
  • Thomas Rouzière
  • Tom Haugomat
  • Victorin Ripert
  • Vincent Tsui

Gallery 33
Gallery 33 is housed in an old factory located in the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the building is a hybrid work and exhibition location that houses Galery 33 and Present Plus. Present Plus is an innovation studio that creates videos, products, technology, and stories. The Present Plus team built WeTransferKuvvaOne Minute Wonders and Artists & Algorists. Gallery 33, the offline vision of Present Plus, is dedicated to interactivity, accessibility and innovation.


The exhibition runs from February 14th, 2014 till April 11th, 2014 at Gallery 33, Pazzanistraat 33, 1014 DB, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Stay up to date via the Gallery 33 website for future announcements.

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