DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago
August 18- October 28, 2016
Reception:  September 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Exhibition tour 7:30 p.m.)  

Organized by VGA Gallery, GAME ART VS. ART GAME is a group exhibition of video games of artistic significance, made by both experimental game designers and fine artists experimenting with games. Within the conversational space of Columbia College Chicago's Arcade Gallery, this selection of playable, iconoclastic video games will yield rare opportunities for comparison, contrast, appreciation and enjoyment. This exhibiton is being held in conjunction with Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball being held at the Glass Curtain gallery

Participating artists include: Pippin Barr, Jonathan Blow, Cardboard Computer, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Hannah Leja Epstein (hanski), Nina Freeman & Joni Kittaka, Ryan & Amy Green (Numinous Games), Hunter Jonakin, JODI, Feng Mengbo, Michaël Samyn & Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales), and David van Brink   

The Game About Diversity
October 6, 4-6 p.m.
Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor
This panel is a cross conversation between our current exhibitions GAME ART VS. ART GAME and Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball as we explore how pinball and gaming leagues navigate diversity within its players, along with possible solutions to bringing together players of different communities. This panel is moderated by Echa Schneider, founder of the first women’s pinball league Belles and Chimes, and includes Keisha Howard, founder of the female gamer's community Sugar Gamers, Jamie Sanchez, co-founder of Voxelles, a gaming league focused on fostering gender diversity in the gaming industry, Brice Puls, Exhibitions Manager of The Video Game Art Gallery, Amanda Hamrick, Columbia College Chicago student and Interactive Arts and Media major, and Whitney Pow, Ph.D. student in Screen Cultures at Northwestern University.

Game Night
October 21, 6-9 p.m.
Held in Conjunction with Columbia Weekend’s Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) Crawl
Glass Curtain Gallery and The Arcade
Organized by The International Flipper Pinball Association, Gaming Night for Skillshot will include a tournament/fundraiser for Project Pinball, a charity organization that places pinball machines in children’s hospitals, in the Glass Curtain Gallery. Simultaneously in The Arcade, VGA Gallery will also host an evening of game play with GAME ART VS. ART GAME curators.