Creative Time jumps on the band wagon and puts their slave labor, we mean interns to work doing their part for the meme.
The idea of an art meme feels counterintuitive: art is supposed to reflect deep issues about society and self, or at least be technically complex, while memes are quick hacks about cats, shit people say and dancing Obamas. But this past year, the internet has been seeing a ton of new memes that involve the arts.
This week, an unfinished masterpiece, artists on Facebook, Guggenheim’s free online catalogues, Okwui Enwezor lectures on art and civic imagination, Russian space, nasty ancient graffiti and much more …
Know Your Meme compiles the top 40 memes of 2011, including #5 Pepper Spraying Cop.
Last Friday night, artist Man Bartlett opened up his Bushwick apartment on Myrtle avenue for what he conceived as a networked pot-luck extravaganza called “#FEEDFEED.” A self-admittedly low-brow version of Relational Aesthetics, the event invited participants to contribute a meme or internet-inspired dish. Here’s what was on the menu.
Just a few days after I wrote posts on the state of cosplay in China and the street art-like responses to the Wenzhou train collision on Sina Weibo, I found this image circulating around Weibo. What’s striking about it is how quickly it leapt from the online world into the offline world. I’m used to to thinking of Internet memes, political or not, as restricted to online space.