Every year, Hong Kong hosts Art Basel, a huge international art show. As you can imagine, most of the works on offer are both expensive and a little impenetrable to those of us who aren’t art collectors or curators.
But this year, the show also features a much more accessible display: vintage video games projected onto the facade of a 1,588 foot tall skyscraper.
The lightshow, “Same Old, Brand New”, is the work of Chinese artist Cao Fei, well-known for her video installations and works commenting on the country’s younger generation.
According to the Art Basel website, the work represents young peoples’ “strategies for overcoming and escaping reality” (so, playing games, basically) and the “rapid and chaotic changes that are occurring across Chinese society”.