Art and videogames, UNITE! The awesomely fantastic videogame art expo, iam8bit Entertainment System, is coming back to Los Angeles, opening on June 7th and lasting until June 30th (there is also another expo going on around that time that has something to do with videogames, E3 something or other, probably not important). An international showcase will be ready for the public’s eyes this summer, featuring many new and returning artists who have been inspired by 1980’s videogame classics.
Jon M. Gibson, co-curator of the show, offered these words about the upcoming event that will be chock full of nostalgia: “iam8bit has evolved throughout the years to showcase awesome art, and recreate the most nostalgic moments of our childhood – the ultimate in fantasy fulfillment for all fans in attendance. We take great care to craft a uniquely incredible, in-person experience, putting imagination on display in a way that will surprise most gallery-goers.”
iam8bit has hosted personal pop-culture exhibits before, including It’s the shizNICK!, which payed homage to 90’s Nicktoons (MY CHILDHOOD), and Grace & Ritual, which was all about showcasing female artists exclusively.
Over 80 artists from all over the world will be getting the spotlight this June, with exclusive interactive installations to be revealed at a later date. More info about the event can be found here, as well as the most 80’s neon flyer to ever exist in the universe. I now leave you with my favorite piece from 2011’s show: SHY GUY PICNIC.
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