The Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed will make its global premiere in Singapore on June 12.
Running till January 9, 2022 at ArtScience Museum, the videogame exhibition is curated and organised by the Barbican in co production with ArtScience Museum and Melbourne Museum.
Co-curated by celebrated Japanese videogame designer, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Virtual Realms is a multi-sensorial exhibition that re-imagines videogames as a 21st century art form. It brings together interactive works by six world leading videogame developers — Kojima Productions, Enhance, thatgamecompany, Tequila Works, Media Molecule, and David OReilly. They have partnered with media artists and design studios, Rhizomatiks, FIELD.IO, The Mill, Marshmallow Laser Feast, onedotzero and The Workers to make six new commissions that transport videogames from the screen into the galleries.
“Perfectly aligned with ArtScience Museum’s mission to explore the intersection of art, science, culture and technology, Virtual Realms brings cutting-edge videogames into a museum setting. It enables visitors to step inside worlds created by renowned videogame developers,” said Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum.
“In Virtual Realms, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and the design teams have established new, playful and experimental approaches with contemporary videogames as a medium. Six of the world’s leading game developers have collaborated with cutting edge media designers to create these immersive interactive experiences, celebrating collaboration and creativity across the artforms,” said Patrick Moran, Co-curator and Acting Co-Head of Barbican International Enterprises.
Tickets are available from May 31 at all Marina Bay Sands Box Offices and website.