Mobile Games Studio Dots Releases Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project App
The Worlds of High Art and Video Games Intersect in New Interactive Exhibition
NEW YORK – Nov. 12, 2015 – In collaboration with ART CAPSUL, mobile games studio Dots (developer of the hit mobile titles Dots and Two Dots) has designed a free tarot card app that celebrates the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed traveling exhibition, Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project. The app supports an auction to help fund the placement of an anniversary print edition in the permanent collection at the Andy Warhol Museum.
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project is a traveling exhibition of original interpretations of tarot cards by 78 artists, each matched to a card based on parallel archetypes in their artwork and themes in the card. The show is a celebration of the great creative icons of our time, reflecting universal and iconic facets of visual expression. This special interactive app is based on an actual tarot deck accompanying the exhibition. The show – as well as the app – is curated by Stacy Engman from ART CAPSUL and has traveled to distinguished museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum, Salvador Dalí Museum and Virginia MoCA.
“ART CAPSUL has always showcased legendary artists in unusual ways, so we’re proud to help extend those efforts. We hope to continue working with Stacy Engman to bring the art and games worlds together,” said Patrick Moberg, CCO of Dots. “Our games are driven by minimalist design, specifically the visual style of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It would be fantastic to see more games developed with similar inspirations.”
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project is available now as a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via the App Store.
About Playdots Inc. (“Dots”)
Dots builds unique games with thoughtful design. The studio’s first game, Dots: A Game About Connecting, has garnered a massive and loyal following since its launch in 2013 by Patrick Moberg and Paul Murphy at the startup studio, betaworks. More recently, the studio launched Two Dots, which shot to the top of the charts hours after it launched and is currently the #1 game in over 100 countries. . Dots and Two Dots are available as free downloads for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You can learn more about Dots by following @playdots on Twitter, @twodots on Instagram, liking www.facebook.com/playdots on Facebook and visiting the Dots website: www.weplaydots.com.
About Stacy Engman and ART CAPSUL
Stacy Engman is a fine-art curator based in New York. Her past exhibitions and projects have been presented at international art museums and esteemed institutions including the Andy Warhol Museum, Salvador Dalí Museum, the Museum of Modern Art / PS1, and The National Arts Club, amongst others. Referred to as “The New School’s Head of Class” by V Magazine, her exhibitions are regularly featured in the Top Ten art shows to see, including Terence Koh’s performance “Art History” in the New York Times and New York Magazine, the best show of the summer by Huffington Post for “Contemporary Magic” at the Virginia MoCA, as well as placement in the top art/ fashion cross over shows of the year by Vogue Italia for “ART CAPSUL” at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She is known for bridging fine art and other art forms, including music and film, and championing fashion as part of her practice – where she seamlessly has presented fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Philip Treacy in her exhibitions alongside visual artists. Stacy obtained her Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, and is known as a New York City icon and style maker. For more information, please see http://www.artcapsul.com.