CURRENT EXHIBITION: YEAR OF THE PIG

September 27 — November 8, 2019

Photo credit (above): Hyacinth Ramsay, Vivianna Yan

YEAR OF THE PIG showcases a number of games 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 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.

Gallery Hours
Saturday: 12-6pm {SEPT 28, OCT 12, 19, 26, NOV 2}
Monday: 6pm-12am

Exhibit Events
SEPT 27 @7:30pm : Grand Opening

OCT 11 @7:30pm : 5 Years of Chinese Indie Games: Making, Publishing, and Players (Panel Discussion)
https://www.facebook.com/events/3031527763585876/

OCT 12 @8pm : INDIE GAMES IN CHINA Film Screening & Producer QA
https://www.facebook.com/events/730084624132171/

OCT 23 @7:30pm : Babycastles Game of The Month Club - Devotion
https://www.facebook.com/events/553288508543704/

NOV 8: Closing Event

FEATURED GAMES
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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/

PuzzleGami BY Kevin Zeng, 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 Guojun Pan
https://store.steampowered.com/app/875240/TreeBonsai/

Xiao Xiao series 小小系列 BY Zhiqiang Zhu
https://www.newgrounds.com/collection/xiaoxiao

Mobile Game Dinner Table: selected visual novels from 66RPG
• Mysteries Of Fence 篱笆庄秘闻 BY 猫耳朵 and 大仙
• Damsel With Persecutory Delusions 蓝宝石般的被害妄想少女 BY 馄饨仙人
• Desperate Game 绝望游戏 BY 阿初
• Seven Boys 七个小矮人 BY SEAGULL
• Behind the Truth 真实幻像 BY 小楼

INSTALLATIONS
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Contemporary Chinese Game Industry Portraits: video installations curated BY Xin Jiang

H e a d l i n e s : collection of Chinese video game regulation news headlines BY Gus Boehling, Yan Cong, Krish Raghav

Sweet & Sour? I Still Ate It BY Poppy Tingyu

The Chinese Room BY Kat Zhang

MURALS BY
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April Zhu
Blake Andrews
Eva Khoury
Gus Boehling
Robin Hill

ZINE BY
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Bithox
Chao Jin
Chortletortle
Eva Khoury
Jingyu Sui
Lillyan Ling
Mary Li
Stefan Pelikan

EXHIBITION CREDITS
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Curator
Yuxin Gao

Tech
Frank DeMarco
Doron Rasis
JP Bruneau
Karl Hohn
Mai Hou
Pablo Jimenez
Pin Chen
Runyu Zhong
Stefan Pelikan
Toby Do 

Writing
Jingyu Sui
Claire Hu

Construction
Blake Andrews
eCrutony
MiaoMiao
Tayler Kim
Tron Xie
Samuel Leigh

Installation Construction
Visual Novel Dinner Table
Rachel Li
Headlines Projection
Gus Boehling
Contemporary Chinese Game Industry Portraits video installations
Xin Jiang
PuzzleGami Nook
Stefan Pelikan

Event Coordinator
Prashast Thapan

Curatorial Statement
Lillyan Ling

Exhibit Flyer
Gus Boehling

Exhibit One Sheet Design
Stefan Pelikan

Pig Design
Bithox

Event Flyer
Philippe Cao

Consultant
Kevin Chen

Opening Event Photographer
Hyacinth Ramsay