Titanic Meme

Artistic contributions

As part of the 15th issue, we decided to invite two artists (Jelena Mijić and Maja Smrekar) and two art collectives (bi- and RFAOH) to comment on a meme that quickly went viral during the first day of lockdown, when the internet was flooded by art institutions busily promoting and producing virtual content in response to the new situation. The meme speaks about cultural institutions, but we asked our contributors to use it as a point of reference for their own reflections on being busy/idle during the lockdown, as well as the economic situation for artists in a (post-)COVID world.

*Cover photo: a still from the movie "Titanic" (1997).