Posted on November 23, 2015
Jason Rohrer, Passage, installation view, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, 2014. Copyright Aaron Igler and Greenhouse Media. ARTNews recently announced that Push Play artist Jason Rohrer will be the first video game designer to receive a solo museum exhibition. The exhibition is planned to open on February 10, 2016 at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. Rohrer’s work Passage (2007), which is included in the ICI exhibition Push Play, is also in the collection of MoMA, New York. However an extensive museum exhibition by a video game designer has yet to be seen. Davis Museum Curator of New Media Mike Maizels says about the forthcoming exhibtion:
This is a notable milestone in the history of the form, but video games have been enjoying increasing attention in the art world for the past two decades. The museum and video games worlds are colliding, and we hope to portray this in a way that is dynamic and exciting for visitors.
To read the full article, visit the ARTNews website, here.