Besides showing the cultural and societal impacts of videogames, Press Start to Play will allow the visitors to experience the different aspects of games in depth – while playing. In order to bring videogames to a broader context, the exhibition will show their relation to other media like movies, theater or music. The doors of the Spielzeugmuseum will open on May 24th at 5.30pm and will close with a playable-bar (Spiel-bar in German) later at night
Model worlds, a special exhibition shown at the Computerspiel Museum in Berlin, will show works of Swiss visual artist Matthias Zimmermann. His pictures directly deal with the question of the influence of games on the arts. His exploratory productions, mixing digital and analogue techniques, reflect the influence of modern landscapes on the artistic process. The vernissage takes place on May 22nd, 6pm in the presence of the artist.
For the third year, the UCLA Game Art Festival returns to the Hammer Museum Courtyard. Curated by Eddo Stern, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor, the festival will show cutting edge videogames and interactive installations for one night on May 8th 2013. It will feature artworks produced by students of the Geneva University of Arts and Design (HEAD), which were previously on view in the Game Gazer exhibition at Swissnex San Francisco, and will show results of a recent workshop involving students from Geneva and UCLA at the Game Lab.
After a huge success at the Maison d’Ailleurs, the exhibition «Playtime – Videogame mythologies» will begin its international tour at the Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex on Mai 3rd 2013. This first stop in Siberia will be followed by an exhibition at the well known Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow starting on July 18th 2013 within the framework of the Swiss made in Russia program. Developed for the GameCulture program of the Swiss Arts Council, Playtime explores the relationship between videogames, society and culture.
Chris Bergstresser, VP of Miniclip a videogamecompany that recently established its Headquarter in Neuchâtel, talks on Switzerland, innovation, creativity and videogames.