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Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance?
Come play with us at the Canadian Cultural Centre! - ISEA2023

Centre culturel canadien
May 16th, 2023 - May 20th, 2023

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Post Growth Toolkit (The Game), Disnovation.org, 2020, game table of the installation, photo : iMAL, Bruxelles/Brussels

From May 16 to 20, 2023, the Canadian Cultural Centre is participating to the 28th edition of the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) co-organised by Le Cube Garges and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Come visit Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance?, an exhibition that examines some current practices at the crossroads of experimental video games and related artistic practices.

For this occasion, the centre will be exceptionally open on Saturday 20 May from 12pm to 7pm.

Visitors are invited to play on site with all the games presented in the exhibition.

Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance? looks at some current practices at the crossroads where experimental games meet related art practices. Experimental games seek to resist the hegemony of the international gaming industry by presenting a profusion of local, personal and community-based alternatives that stretch the game form expressively and critically.

The exhibition brings together a selection of artists and game designers from Canada and France with very different approaches to this interstitial space. The works range from the explicitly political and activist to those with more implicit and poetic integration of social critique, from the very figurative to the abstract, and from more traditional screen game formats to ones with physical interfaces of different types.

The game-work by the collective Disnovation.org is part of ISEA’s official programming. The project has received funding from the MASC-RISE programme under grant agreement No. 101007915

Guest curator: Lynn Hughes, Artist, independent curator and Emeritus Professor at Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Associate curators: Nathalie Bachand, Independent curator and artistic co-director at Sporobole, Contemporary Art Centre (Ndakina/Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), Catherine Bédard, Curator and Deputy Director, Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris, France)

Artists :  Disnovation.org (France), Ahreum Lee (Canada), Enric Llagostera (Canada), Raphaëll Maïwen (Canada), Santiago Tamayo Soler (Canada), Tatiana Vilela Dos Santos (France)

Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance? a partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2023 is a major event on the global electronic art scene, which will take place in Paris from May 16 to 21 May at the Forum des images, as well as through an artistic programme spread over 80 partner cultural venues throughout France. Further info.

A partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Digital Creation.


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