Introduction

Introduction

Freeze__Magazine & Open Space presents Meme 5OO, commissioning three writers with guest judges Dorian Batycka & Aimee Dawson. The nominated writers are; Ed Compson, Leila Peacock and Darius Sabbaghzadeh.

The aim of this project is to push the boundaries of meme analysis and understanding by also being accessible.

Information on our judges:

Dorian Batycka is a Polish/Canadian independent curator and cultural journalist. Previously, he served as a curator of contemporary art at Bait Muzna for Art Film in Muscat, Oman and now works as a curator-at-large at Fotopub, an independent project space based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to his curatorial work, he also contributes regularly to Hyperallergic, Frieze, Spike Art Magazine, Artnet news, Al-Jazeera and the Art Newspaper.

Aimee Dawson is a British writer, editor and speaker on all things art and culture. Among her areas of specialty is art in the digital sphere and she writes the monthly column Insta’ gratification – about how Instagram and the art world collide – for the Art Newspaper, where she is currently Associate Digital Editor.