Games and Art

Poster for The Art History of Games (top) and Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (photo taken by arcticpenguin at Lacma)

Perhaps a pun on one of Magritte’s most famous paintings–one that shows a pipe floating in the middle of a canvas with the words “This is not a pipe”– is the poster for this year’s The Art History of Games symposium, which features a wii-mote that is “not a racket.”

Taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, the three-day public symposium investigates games as a form of art– drawing people from game studies, art history, and other cultural studies. The schedule includes talks from Ian Bogost, John Romero, Henry Lowood, and Brenda Brathwaite among others. In particular, Jason Rohrer, Tale of Tales, and Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman will be displaying their commissioned games at Kai Lin Art (800 Peachtree St. N.E.) from Thursday, February 4 through Tuesday, March 2.

Related article: Read our interview with Tale of Tales founders here

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