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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

MoMA PS1

Ian Cheng

Emissaries

IAN CHENGEmissary Forks at Perfection2015–16, live simulation and story, infinite duration. Courtesy MoMA PS1, New York. 

With the incredible popularity of eSports and the prevalence of mobile gaming apps, video games are now squarely part of mainstream entertainment. Even in art, the format has been tapped as a medium. Ian Cheng utilizes a video-game engine to create live simulations of imagined societies in his “Emissary” trilogy (2015–17). Running on three screens at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York, each installment…

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