amsterdam: endgame

© gallery 33 / jonathan djob nkondo - metal slug

a showcase totally geared towards today's gaming-obsessed generation, that's what endgame is all about. amsterdam's gallery 33 is part of a creative agency but seems to have independently fostered and expanded its connectivity with talented artists from across the planet. opening fri - feb 14 [5.30pm-10pm] is an exhibition of artworks by an invited group of international artists that revolves around their favourite video game memories, specifically those regarding that hard-to-finish highest level, a great boss fight, or the euphoric sensation of finally winning a game.

video games are a mainstay of popular culture, and the video game industry has surpassed both the movie and the music industry in numbers, and this sort of confirms the cultural importance and impact on the art world. as a result there's a lot of the young artists out there who grew up playing and being inspired by video games. artists like bruno mangyokujonathan djob nkondorobert ballvincent tsuimatt rockefeller and others created some very diverse pieces. from racing, to soccer and even rapping games, the works on show are as diverse as the games that are out there and the people that play them. location: pazzanistraat 33 [staatsliedenbuurt].

© gallery 33 / matt rockefeller - ridley's lair