Gran Palais, South-East Gallery
Game Story. Une histoire du jeu vidéo
November 10 2011 – January 10 2012
Exhibition organised by Rmn – Grand Palais in collaboration with the National Museum of Asian Arts (Musée Guimet) and the association > MO5.COM.
This exhibition marks the reopening of the South-East Gallery, a new exhibition area in the Grand Palais.
The video game is a young media that appeared at the start of the 1970s and has evolved constantly, perfecting its techniques, and establishing itself as a major cultural industry.
From the start, the new media has been at the centre of much discussion and analysis, focusing essentially on its social or personal impact on users. This exhibition consequently sets out to explore different angles: aesthetic and cultural.
The interactive hands-on exhibition offers visitors the chance to try out a selection of some eighty games, consoles and computers, tracing the history of video games from their appearance in the 1970s to the present day. It presents the imaginary worlds, serials, genres and graphic styles spawned by the video game. Combining animated imagery, music, dialogue, complex scenarios and interactive operation, video games have, over the years, become a cultural object in their own right and a veritable mode of expression.