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Year of The Pig: Exhibit Grand Opening

New ₍˄•͈⚇•͈˄₎ game ₍˄•͈⚇•͈˄₎ exhibition!

YEAR OF THE PIG showcases a number of videogames made by indie developers and studios based in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that have played an influential role in contextualizing contemporary events through indie games.

This exhibition counters the common misconception that artists and studios exclusively create imitative works or execute labor mainly for Western productions—games in this curation derive from specifically regionally lived realities and resonate with heartfelt responses to the environments their creators reside in. Ranging from the poetic and self-expressive to the whimsical and fun, from the violent and stressful to actual event-inspired bizarreness, the sensations of these works are instantly familiar to both Chinese-speaking and non-Chinese-speaking audiences, emphasizing the universality of both the peaceful and dark sides of these lived experiences.

FEATURING
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Another Adventure 没有人知道的大冒险 BY TRON XIE
https://store.steampowered.com/app/604450/Another_Adventure/

Chinese Parents 中国家长 BY COCONUT ISLAND GAMES
https://store.steampowered.com/app/736190/__Chinese_Parents/

Mysteries Of Fence 篱笆庄秘闻 BY 猫耳朵 and 大仙
https://store.steampowered.com/app/644550/__Mysteries_of_Fence/

PuzzleGami BY KEVIN ZHANG, SHIYUN LIU, MILAN KOERNER SAFRATA, and LAURENZ RIKLIN
http://milanks.com/Puzzlegami/

To Call a Horse a Deer 指马为鹿 BY IP YUK-YIU
https://www.ipyukyiu.com/tocall

Tree.Bonsai 梅花盆景 BY PANGUOJUN
https://store.steampowered.com/app/875240/TreeBonsai/

Xiao Xiao series 小小系列 BY ZHIQIANG ZHU
https://www.newgrounds.com/collection/xiaoxiao

INSTALLED WORKS
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"4 Young Creatives: contemporary Chinese game industry portraits" film curation by Xin Jiang
Mobile Visual Novels Sphere : selected works from 66RPG
H e a d l i n e s : collection of Chinese video game regulation news headlines

OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES
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Space Meow Doll
(soundcloud.com/space_meow_doll)

Poppy.ink
(www.poppy.ink)

Sher Chew, Shawna Wu & W.Y. Huang
(https://vimeo.com/sherchew, http://shawnawux.com/, https://soundcloud.com/wyhuangofficial)

MURALS BY
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Eva Khoury, April Zhang, Gus Boehling

TICKETS
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$5 - $15 sliding scale
no BYOB

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