The Contemporary Art Forum presents timely and innovative programs (lectures, conversations, and performances) that address pressing issues in contemporary art, and grow out of discussions with MoMA curators. Participants include artists and designers, critics, curators, and scholars, among others.
From Marcel Duchampâ€™s chess games to Lygia Clarkâ€™s puzzles, artists throughout the 20th century have adopted the structures and strategies of games. In recent years, they have begun to explore virtual, online, and video games in their workâ€”as well as game theory, an increasingly critical framework for audience engagement and participationâ€”to create social interactions. This two-day forum brings together artists, educators, curators, and game theorists to discuss the influence of game theory on art practice and the ways in which art making has reformulated audience engagement and learning.
This symposium takes place over two days, May 17 and 18, and separate admission applies to each day. Tickets ($10, $8 members and corporate members, $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) are available online, at the information desk in the main lobby, and at the film desk after 4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets may be picked up one hour before the start of the program at the Education and Research
Building ticketing desk.
How to get there:
Contemporary Art Forum: Critical Playâ€”The Game as an Art Form
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
The Museum of Modern Art
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