Of Games-III, an international artists’ show of ‘art games’ @ Khoj Studios, Oct 15-17, 2015
New Delhi: Khoj International Artists’ Association presents Of Games-III, a show resulting from a six-week long art and gaming residency at Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee Extension, New Delhi from October 15 till October 17, 2015, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone: 29545274. Participating artists are Chinmayee Samant (India), Juliusz Zenkner (Poland), Krishnarjun Bhattacharya (India), Leonardo Castaneda (USA), Mario D'Souza and Sanket Jadia (India) and Thukral & Tagra (India).
Says Promona Sengupta, curator at Khoj: “The residency is closely curated to facilitate and incubate innovative projects that push the boundaries of contemporary art practice by exploring the burgeoning culture of ‘art games’ within game development. Art Games defy and critically engage established tenets of gaming experience by breaking down traditional game mechanics, incorporating notions of identity, identification, experientiality, immersion etc into the structures of game making. With its gaming residencies, Khoj is partaking in this global conversation around gaming as experiences of art.”
This is the third edition of the art and gaming residency with the theme of "Community". The understanding of the term encompasses diverse strands of thought, including community-building and socially engaged practice, games as methodology for policy development and activism, critical narratives around gamer groups, gender and power within the world of gaming, racial representations and cultural imperialism within games, gaming historiography etc.