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Are Games Art?

Sheetal Prajapati

Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Education Classroom B, mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



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Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.

In this conversational presentation, we'll explore games as an art form. From looking at games in MoMA's collection to discussing how some artists use games as a medium for making their work, this talk looks at games and play through the lense of visual art. After inviting participants to share their ideas about the relationships between art and games, the program will end with a conversation about art projects that tow the lines between games, art, and social engagement.

Sheetal Prajapati is Associate Educator, Public Programs in the Department of Education at MoMA.

In conjunction with the exhibitions Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Studio: Common Senses

Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.

Common Senses at Lunchtime are made possible by an endowment established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer.