Produced specifically for Jameel Arts Centre’s first-ever Youth Assembly Takeover in 2019, and a real conversation starter, this cap serves as a reminder of the fact that internet memes are often positioned as democratic and egalitarian, providing everyone with a voice. Perhaps more importantly, then, it raises the question most-typically left out of this conversation: who does the work and who gets paid for it?
About the Artist
Christopher Benton is a Dubai-based artist, music journalist and advertising creative director working across photography, film and installation art. His practice explores the narratives of black and brown people through its interface with labour and the hypnotic power of the mediated image.
About Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Arts Centre is an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Founded and supported by Art Jameel, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.