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Of Games III

Of Games – III is the third iteration of the Art and Gaming Residency at Khoj. Through this residency, Khoj is furthering its explorations into the twin worlds of game development and contemporary art practice.

Since the first Art and Gaming Residency in 2013, Khoj’s understanding and interest in working in the cross-section between art practice and the world of gaming has grown considerably. Over the last two years, we have been thrilled to curate and incubate some very significant game-related projects, which have included board games, digital games, mobile apps and a great deal of valuable gaming-related conversations. This year, with the third iteration of Of Games, we aim to not only push the boundaries of gaming further, but also art working towards a larger exhibition and publication on Art and Gaming in the near future.

This year, Of Games – III has a theme, which is “Community”.The understanding of the term encompasses diverse strands of thought, including community-building and socially engaged practice, games as methodology for policy development and activism, critical narratives around gamer groups, gender and power within the world of gaming, racial representations and cultural imperialism within games, gaming historiography etc. Khoj is incubating projects which have a broad understanding of games and gaming, including digital and video games, board games, performative gaming and live-action role-play, game studies research and academics etc.

The artists-in-residence for Of Games – III are

Chinmayee Samant
Juliusz Zenkner
Krishnarjun Bhattacharya
Leonardo Castaneda
Mario D’Souza and Sanket Jadia
Thukral and Tagra

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