Going public: Legitimising games as art in museums and galleries

Video games still have many critics, including those who are dismissive of their artistic value and those concerned about the impact of violence upon youth.

But one of the benefits for the games industry of institutions like ACMI presenting games to the public in a high-profile exhibition like Game On is that it might help legitimise the cultural value of the interactive medium.

Game On curator Conrad Bodman explains the important role of public institutions like museums and galleries in legitimising the artistic and cultural value of games.

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