The Art of Video Games at Flint Institute of Art

misc3_bgThere is a really cool exhibit going on right now at the Flint Institute of Art called The Art of Video Games. Running from the middle of October until January 18th, it details the unique combination of artistic and technical skills that go into the creation and development of video games in the modern era (I’m hoping for a huge LeapMotion exhibit myself).

Here’s a bit from the website:

Video games offer artists a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences. In The Art of Video Games, traditional art forms of painting, writing, sculpture, music, and cinematography, and their roles in developing video games are highlighted and examined. An emphasis is placed on striking visual effects and the use of creative new technologies.

This exhibition is the first of its kind—exploring the artistic development of video games over the medium’s 40-year history. Exciting and expressive, this exhibition features some of the most influential artists working during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology, and storytelling through a variety of popular games created for 20 gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. 


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