Self portrait of Erkki Kurenniemi. Photo: FNG/CAA

Level up – games in contemporary art

Erkki Kurenniemi once remarked in 1988: “The clearest example of interactive ‘art’ is modern advanced video games.”

Kiasma will be invaded by video games when its cultural interpreters, Kultus, organise a game event in conjunction with Erkki Kurenniemi’s exhibition. Experimental games by small game producers can be experienced and played in the demo exhibition.

Art and game professionals ask: is there room in contemporary art for video games?