The Museum of Modern Art has finally accepted video-games to be put on display in March of 2013.
In this video the makers discuss how video games are now in the MOMA-
This video isn’t discussing the idea of weather or not video games are art or not, they are simply embracing that they are in fact Art and explaining why they are, through their complexity, beauty, and evoking story behind them. They discuss video games like final fantasy 7 and how the story line in these games can evoke emotions upon the players and make them feel like they are experiencing something happen in real time. Video games can be a strongly aesthetic experience.
The makers also discuss how many pieces of great art , paintings, video games or what have you have a central theme of death.
In the end of the video the maker poses the question of whether or not we believe video games are art- personally I’ve never thought about video games being art, but I suppose that they can be classified as art. I believe videography can be art, I think of my friend Dustin who makes gorgeous videos that are simply too good to be considered anything but- so yes, I suppose video games can be considered art, and clearly they are if the MOMA will now have them on display come March.
Post By Becky Plungis