Chinternet Ugly

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Tracing the unruly topography of China's online realm, its technicolour landscape of viral media, gyrating GIFs, satirical memes, mass infotainment, and copy and paste aesthetics, Chinternet Ugly invites us to take a closer look at the vibrant online culture emerging from the world's largest online community. Celebrating the messy humanity found between the cracks in a digital world of smooth transitions, polished selfies, blemish correcting software and autocorrect, the artists gathered in this exhibition expose the reality of an internet with 'Chinese characteristics'; one built on the bedrock of censorship and surveillance which nevertheless challenges stereotypes of conformity and opposition.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCentre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2019