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Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed

Sat Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Sun Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Break free from your consoles and step into the virtual world of video games at Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed. Making its global premiere in Singapore on 12 June, Virtual Realms is curated and organised by the Barbican in co-production with ArtScience Museum and Melbourne Museum.

Co-curated by celebrated Japanese videogame designer, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, this multi-sensorial exhibition re-imagines videogames as a 21st century artform.

It brings together interactive works by six of the world’s leading videogame developers, who have collaborated with top media design studios to create a series of large-scale, immersive installations.

Each of the six new commissions is a kaleidoscopic realm driven by a unique theme — SYNESTHESIA, UNITY, CONNECTION, PLAY, NARRATIVE, EVERYTHING — transporting videogames from the screen into the galleries, and created by game developers in collaboration with media artists and design studios. If any of the names below get you hollering with excitement, then this is an exhibition you simply must go to!

Game developers: 

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (makers of the hit game DEATH STRANDING) • Enhance (Tetsuya Mizuguchi and team behind Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect) • thatgamecompany (authors of the meditative games Sky: Children of the Light and Journey) • Tequila Works (the studio that made Deadlight and RiME) • Media Molecule (creators of LittleBigPlanet and Dreams) • David OReilly (artist and creator of the games Everything and Mountain)

Media artists and design studios:

Rhizomatiks • FIELD.IO • The Mill • Marshmallow Laser Feast • onedotzero • The Workers

Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed will run from 12 June 2021 to 9 January 2022 at ArtScience Museum before embarking on its global tour. Tickets are available for purchase at all Marina Bay Sands Box Offices and website. Terms and Conditions apply.

Image: RiME © 2017 Tequila Works. All rights reserved.


Sat Jun 12 @ 10:00 am
9 Jan, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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