Exhibition Games and Politics

The Cat and the Coup, March 20, 1951, Iranian Parliament nationalizes Oil Industry © Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad

Mon-Fri 10 am-8 pm
Closed on 01./03.10.2019

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

The interactive exhibition Games and Politics was produced in 2016 and is based on the exhibition Global Games by the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibition curators selected politically ambitious computer games, created between 2004 and 2016, and which explore the limits and possibilities of the genre. Computer games conceive of themselves not merely as a (re-) presentation of social conditions and conflicts, but attempt to simulate the processes and rules that give rise to these conflicts.

The exhibition includes eighteen computer games, of which sixteen can be played. Visitors become players and experience firsthand how the games affect them. The games deal with topics such as media criticism, migration, power relations, gender roles and militarism on an artistic level. They are complemented by three documentaries on the subject.