Dates

11 Sep 2019 - 17 Feb 2020
curators
Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveia
Hours
11am - 7pm
closed
tuesdays
Exhibitions
Playmode
House of Cards #3. Brad Downey, 2007. Photo: Brad Downey
 

The artists understood early on the transformative power of play and entertainment, and began integrating them into their works for various purposes – escaping reality, social construction and transformation, subversion or as a criticism of game and play mechanisms themselves.

The exhibition Playmode offers a reflection on these aspects and on the era of gamification that contemporary societies are now experiencing, bringing together pieces by several artists, such as Brad Downey, Gabriel Orozco and Ana Vieira, who incorporate the theme while exploring new ways of seeing, participating and transforming the world, using gaming in a critical light.