[ExI] Hong Kong has a 'meme museum' that lets visitors relive internet history in 4D

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 04:38:00 UTC 2021

"The exhibition runs through early September and is being touted as the
world's first Meme Museum. It features seven main areas that showcase the
internet's most renowned inside jokes, according to K11 Art Mall's
Instagram page.
seven-story mall in Tsim Sha Tsui looks to "bring art back into everyday
living" <https://www.k11.com/corp/brand-story/#vision> by featuring
exhibits on its shopping premises.

The exhibition was launched in July with 9GAG, a Hong Kong-based website
known as a meme-sharing platform.

"Visitors can walk down a "time tunnel" to see the history of memes via
rows of TV screens. The displays include some viral Hong Kong-style jokes
and also honors worldwide classics like the doge,
 "distracted boyfriend,"
 and Rick rolls.


More recent memes get the spotlight, too, such as Japanese singer Piko
Taro's pen-pineapple-apple-pen
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6BUPvE2sM> and
the "disappointed cricket fan,"
<https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgxvxd/disappointed-cricket-fan-meme> who
tweeted his delight at being featured.

A photo of the Pakistani man went viral over his irate reaction to a
dropped ball in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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