Goethe-Institut Nairobi is proud to present the digital exhibition Games and Politics
, which is currently touring the continent. The exhibition showcases a selection of international video games - the most popular kinds of the digital revolution, including the so-called impact games, serious games and news games.
It highlights the effects of globalization as well as other real-world references. Whether video games are seen as a political issue, as an entertainment medium or – even – as art, is dependent on the context in which they are viewed. Every game positions itself within societies and simultaneously isolates them as the central issue in focus. Political relevance can therefore be attached to all computer games, even if they seem to evade any political action.
The exhibition will open with a presentation on 10th October 2019.
The opening will be followed by a series of related public programmes:
● Friday 11th October: Unplugged212
1 Game walk at 12 noon
● Wednesday 16th: Panel Discussion: On Defiance- Art as Social Commentary
● Wednesday 23rd: Panel Discussion - Simulating Futures
● Wednesday 23rd: Game Development Masterclass with Nathan Masyuko.
Games & Politics
is presented by the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.