Me ² Meme Art Exhibition
March 13 - April 30, 2020

Curated by Soomi Han (BFA '20)

Sponsors: SMU student organizations Asian Council, Femme, and SPECTRUM.

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Me^2 is a critical analysis of how memes are a rapidly developing language and how it is continuing to develop through new symbols and iconography on a daily basis.
The show is an installation that challenges viewers to consider the physicality of memes and the cultural effects they have in society. The artworks in the exhibition are a manifestation of digital memes translated into sculptural objects to experience memes in an unfamiliar materials and scales.
The term meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his book “The Selfish Gene” 1976 to rhyme with “genes”. The term "meme" roots from the Greek word mimeomai “I imitate”. The logic was that genes are a biological mechanism vital in the reproduction of cultural codes.“For a meme to survive and spread in a competitive environment it must-have attributes that give it advantages over other memes.” - Diana Taylor ( from chapter "Traumatic Memes" in the book "Women Mobilizing Memory")

Featuring Artwork by
B O T T O M T E X T




Images: Kim Leeson