The Art of Video Games Exhibition Selection Process Underway

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery are taking votes on which, out of 240 games spread across almost the entire spectrum of consoles, will be featured in the exhibition The Art of Video Games from March 16 to September 30, 2012.

From the website:

The exhibition will feature some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early developers such as David Crane and Warren Robinett to contemporary designers like Kellee Santiago and David Jaffe. It also will explore the many influences on game designers, and the pervasive presence video games have in the broader popular culture, with new relationships to video art, film and television, educational practices, and professional skill training.

That’s right, Mr. Ebert, the Smithsonian Institution has sided with the gaming community’s unanimous, “Suck it, movie boy!” reply to your “Video games aren’t art,” statement.

If you’re interested in influencing which games are chosen as representatives of the art that is the video game (or just metaphorically farting in Mr. Ebert’s general direction), you can vote (one time only, guys) at The Art of Video Games Site and follow the news @americanart on Twitter.

I dare you to say that to Matt Rhodes in person, Roge'o.



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