Join us! On 30 August, Culture Arcade opens at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam. Video games have become a worldwide phenomenon, and you can come play in our interactive exhibition and game room. Culture Arcade features games with cultural themes that offer creative insights into the value of cultural heritage around the world.
Digital Sci-Fi by Omar Gilani
Also at Culture Arcade, lose yourself in sci-fi works by Omar Gilani, a young digital artist from Pakistan, whose imagination takes his country into a fantasy future.
“I wanted to explore Pakistan in an alternate reality, within genres I was personally interested in, which are science fiction and fantasy. I wanted to show how things remain the same no matter how much they may appear to change. And, of course, I just wanted to make trucks fly.” – Omar Gilani
Students (re)building lost cultural heritage
During a unique educational programme, students come together in the Culture Arcade to reconstruct destroyed heritage using Minecraft. The reconstructions are inspired by the Prince Claus Fund’s previous rescue operations of heritage threatened by natural disasters or conflict situations.
About Omar Gilani
Omar is a digital artist, illustrator and designer from Peshawar, Pakistan. He was trained as an engineer, with an MSc in Mechanical Design and an MPhil in Robotics. He decided to build a career that is more in line with his interests and started working as a visual designer and consultant in various fields including corporate design, mobile games and apps, animated TV series and product marketing campaigns. Gilani was supported by the Prince Claus Fund in 2017.
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