As a recent exhibition at the Akron Art Museum demonstrates, video games are at a creative peak, as fine artists respond to and play with video gaming culture, visuals, and communities.
A few months after having been roundly trounced for The Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World, its attempt to assess the current state of painting, the Museum of Modern Art opened a reinstallation of its contemporary collection on the same day as its Björk fiasco.
Ever wanted to be a Chinese red soldier that shoots fireballs instead of spouting slogans, and battles aliens instead of Nationalists? I know, me too. Finally, we all have a chance to play out our CCP fantasies with Feng Mengbo’s epic, historicizing video game “Long March: Restart” (2008), now on view at PS1.