ESA head excited about Into The Pixel art exhibit, says games are art

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 21 March 2009 07:20 GMT

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SXSW may not be the best for games news, but at least the Texan festival’s got some pretty pictures to look at.

ESA’s Michael Gallagher has said he’s excited about the Into The Pixel art exhibit his organization and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences co-curate at the event.

“We’re excited to bring Into the Pixel here to SXSW, because this is one of the premier art shows in the country”, he said. “Video games are art. Without a doubt… look at the creative energy. It belongs here with film, it belongs here with music.”

Going on about game as art, Gallagher said that the first thing people notice about a game is graphics, which are all rendered artistically.

“I think graphics are one of the powerful components that draw people in”, he added.

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