exhibition
Jun 10, 2023 Jan 15, 2024

Worldbuilding

Video games and art in the digital era
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, She Keeps me Damn Alive, 2021

dates

Jun 10, 2023 Jan 15, 2024

place

Galerie 3

Curator

Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director at the Serpentine Gallery, London

In 2021, 2.8 billion people – almost one third of the world’s population – played video games, turning a simple pastime into the biggest mass phenomenon of our times. Many people spend hours a day in a parallel world and live a multitude of different lives. Video games are to the 21st century what films were to the 20th century and novels to the 19th. Developed in partnership with the Julia Stoschek Collection in Dusseldorf, Worldbuilding. Video games and the digital era examines the different way that artists have got involved in video games and turned them into a real work of art. From single-channel video works to specific, immersive and interactive environments, the exhibition will be deployed in some 30 digital rooms, including some that will be created for the occasion.

Video games are to the 21st century what films were to the 20th century and novels to the 19th.