A Meme Art Show? Translating a Digital Form to I.R.L.

Amy McCrory
10 min readNov 25, 2019
Baltimore-based memer and musician Lilperc666 performing at Group Chat: A Meme Art Show

It’s Saturday night at Chewing Foil, an interdisciplinary art space in Koreatown, Los Angeles. There’s a sense that something new is happening, but no one is sure what to make of it yet.

It’s a meme art show — and believe it or not, it’s not the first.

There have been others, like Bottom Text in Atlanta, which evolved into a weekly online show for…