From the game master and art scholar who brought you the computerized version of Marina Abramovic's "The Artist Is Present" comes another way for aspiring artists to immerse themselves in the insular art world.
Copenhagen-based game visionary Pippin Barr's newest digital creation, entitled "Art Game," invites users to create an artwork worthy of adorning the Museum of Modern Art's walls. Players can inhabit the body of a painter, sculptor or ambiguous team of video artists and get their creative juices flowing, all without leaving your swivel chair. Barr's nostalgic animation and slyly deprecating sense of humor reminds us of Frances Stark's animated video chats with an additional interactive element.Barr writes on his website:
"Experience the agony of rejection by the curatorial team! Consider selling out and just making what people seem to want! Change your mind again and follow your dreams! Be a star of the art world! Be a horrible failure! Be an artist!"
Are you ready to test your creative clout? Click here to see if you have what it takes to become a respected artist. Spoiler alert: Creating masterful art seems to require a similar skill set as becoming a master Tetris player. Alas, good luck!
In the meantime, check out our favorite artistic video games in the slideshow below.