Professor Angela Washko Exhibits in “PlayTime” at the Peabody Essex Museum
“PlayTime” is the first major thematic exhibition to survey the rapidly evolving role of play in contemporary art and culture. Nearly forty works by seventeen leading contemporary artists—including large-scale installations, sculpture, photographs, video and tactile interactives—examine how play catalyzes creative expression, enchants the ordinary, and helps us understand ourselves in new ways. The exhibition is on view February 10 to May 16.
In addition to Professor Washko, “PlayTime” artists include Cory Arcangel, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Martin Creed, Lara Favaretto, Cao Fei, Brian Jungen, Teppei Kaneuji, Paul McCarthy, Rivane Neuenschwander, Pedro Reyes, Robin Rhode, Roman Signer, Gwen Smith, Agustina Woodgate, and Erwin Wurm.
Professor Washko’s contribution to the exhibition is survey of works made inside the game World of Warcraft titled “Performing in Public: Four Years of Ephemeral Actions in World of Warcraft.”