'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' is an exhibition, publication, blog and series of public programs at the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art that explore the art of the past ten years. As an expanded platform for the exhibition, the '21st Century Blog' functions as a source book of reference material and contributions provided by artists, curators and writers.
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
The term ‘meme’ was invented by Richard Dawkins in “The Selfish Gene” (1976) to convey the idea that elements of human culture might replicate themselves and mutate in a manner comparable to the evolution of genes. Dawkins’s biological metaphor provides a framework for thinking about the spread of cultural phenomena and ideas online and how aspects of hackability and remixability found in internet memes have crossed over into other forms of visual culture, including television, fashion and contemporary art.
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