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Game Takes Aim At Jeff Koons [Video]

Game Takes Aim At Jeff Koons [Video]
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Artist Hunter Jonakin destroys famous artworks in his 'Jeff Koons Must Die' video game.

John Ryan
  • 29 march 2011

Artist Hunter Jonakin has created Jeff Koons Must Die, a 90’s-style first-person-shooter video game housed in a 80’s-style coin-operated arcade cabinet, in which the player, armed with a rocket-launcher, tries to destroy tall the artwork at a simulated Jeff Koons retrospective, besieged by an increasing army of museum guards, curators, lawyers, assistants, and even Koons himself.

Jonakin explains:

“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.”

Given Koons’ litigious nature, we wonder what his reaction to Jonakin’s art provocation will be.


Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game from Hunter Jonakin on Vimeo.

 

Hunter Jonakin

[via: Today and Tomorrow]

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