Artists have long understood the transformational power of games, integrating them into their works for various purposes – escapism, social construction and transformation, subversion, or criticism of the very mechanisms of play and game.
Playmode offers a reflection on these aspects and on the process of ‘gamification’ that affects contemporary societies, bringing together the works of such artists as Brad Downey, Gabriel Orozco and Ana Vieira, who explore new ways of perceiving, engaging and transforming the world by critically using the notion of play.
Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 7 pm
Curated by Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveia.
Artists: The Pixel Hunt, Pippin Barr, Aram Bartholl, /////////fur//// art entertainment interface, Gabriel Orozco, Priscilla Fernandes, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Mary Flanagan, Harun Farocki, Molleindustria, Bill Viola and USC Game Innovation Lab, Samuel Bianchini, Eva and Franco Mattes, Lucas Pope, Joseph DeLappe, Brent Watanabe, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Shimabuku, Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn, Tale of Tales, David Shrigley, André Gonçalves, Isamu Noguchi, Ana Vieira, Miltos Manetas, David OReilly, Brad Downey, Dunne & Raby with Michael Anastassiades, Os Espacialistas, CADA.