’80s arcade game themed art piece in which you shoot Koons’ work

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The game is set in a large museum during a Jeff Koons retrospective. The viewer is given a rocket launcher and the choice to destroy any of the work displayed in the gallery. If nothing is destroyed the player is allowed to look around for a couple of minutes and then the game ends. However, if one or more pieces are destroyed, an animated model of Jeff Koons walks out and chastises the viewer for annihilating his art. He then sends guards to kill the player. If the player survives this round then he or she is afforded the ability to enter a room where waves of curators, lawyers, assistants, and guards spawn until the player is dead. In the end, the game is unwinnable, and acts as a comment on the fine art studio system, museum culture, art and commerce, hierarchical power structures, and the destructive tendencies of gallery goers, to name a few.

via Boing Boing.

There Are 4 Comments On This Article.

  1. Steve Gates

    How about a two player game where one player is Koons, the other is Richard Prince and they race to see who can copy the other persons work faster?

  2. Prince and Koons are marvelous fellows. I don’t understand all the hostility: they simply play the game better than the people who have dug their own ruts so deep they can only see a narrow slice of the sky and mistake it for a universe.

  3. I’m visualizing a space invaders game where the aliens look just like clay puppies….