“Katamari Damacy” Rolls into New York’s Museum of Modern Art
From July 29th to November 5th, the New York Museum of Modern Art will be showcasing a new exhibit called “The Century of Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000,” and Namco Bandai’s 2004 video game Katamari Damacy will be one of the subjects shown in this show. The exhibit explores a world in which children, and childhood ideas influence modern art and design, as well as emphasizing playfulness and curiosity. The show is inspired by writer Ellen Key’s influential book, The Century of Child.
One look at Katamari Damacy, demostrates why it serves as a great selection to represent art in video games. The game’s simplistic controls, bright and colorful design, and ability to evoke curiosity from the player are excellent, and serve as reasons enough for this gaming masterpiece to receive such an artistic recognition. In the recent methods that showcase interactive art and gaming coming together, I can only image what other games deserve a spot in this or similar art museum exhibits.
Posted on August 1, 2012, in Art, Gaming and tagged 1900-2000, Century of Child, childhood, Ellen Key, Gaming, interactive art, Katamari Damacy, MoMA, Namco Bandai, New York Museum of Modern Art, The Century of Child: Growing by Design. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.