Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Videogames art at MOMA

MOMA statement:

Quite a lot has happened since we announced the first 14 video games to enter the MoMA collection, seven months ago. MoMA Architecture and Design curator Paola Antonelli charmed Stephen Colbert, the exhibition Applied Design (featuring the games) opened to the public, and a heady debate raged regarding MoMA’s move into this field. For more on this, watch Paola’s recent TED talk. While all this was occurring, we continued the work of acquiring more games from our wish list.


Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of one gaming console and six more video games to our collection. These include works from the early pioneers Atari, Taito, and Ralph Baer, and from the comparatively young Mojang. 

The new additions are:

Magnavox Odyssey (1972)
Pong (1972)
Space Invaders (1978)
Asteroids (1979)
Tempest (1981)
Yar’s Revenge (1982)
Minecraft (2011)

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