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12th March 2024

Resident Aliens: A Brief History of Videogames and Fine Art

Videogame art is emerging! The convergence of art and video is evidenced by the video works of Bill Viola and by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum having held a videogame retrospective. This writer certainly hopes for such a convergence because it will help dilute the rampant exclusivity of the art world. She then backs off that utopian thought. Still, this piece usefully surveys a rich online world, some annoying jargon notwithstanding.