The Video Game Art Museum is now ‘open’.

An online gallery being put together by ‘artist in residence’ Jon Gourley features artworks seen on the walls of video game environments. New works are going up each day at the gallery.

The Video Game Art Museum (VGAM) and archive is constructed with art objects appropriated from the backgrounds of video games. In their original context, these “works” function as proxies, or simulations, of art. By recontextualizing these simulations into a virtual gallery, VGAM will playfully refocus attention onto the works themselves, explore the intersection of art and simulation, and satirize recent institutional forays into the subject of video games and art (see the Smithsonian’s The Art of Video Games and Google Art Project). 

January 31, 2014