Sam Kriss

It’s time to free art from being ‘interactive’ and ‘immersive’

Galleries need to stop inviting us to play and have fun. Let games be games and art art

One of the many ‘immersive exhibitions’ that ‘invites you to engage’ with the works of Van Gogh as a digital display. Photo: Andrew Chin / Getty Images

Already a subscriber? Log in

Election special offer

The stage is set. Grab a front-row seat with The Spectator. Subscribe and get 3 months for just £3 – plus a free election mug.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Our online archive, going back to 1828


Want to join the debate?

Only subscribers can comment. Sign up and – in the run-up to the election – you’ll get the next three months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in