This tiny book reflects the scale of a new series of sculptures by world-renowned artist Antony Gormley. His series, also entitled Memes, was exhibited at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne in 2011.
Gormley’s 33 ‘memes’ are miniature human forms evoking dolls or chess pieces, each assuming a different posture that signifies a psychoanalytic state. The simultaneous uniformity and difference of the figures afford them a quality of being both interchangeable and individual. Holding these qualities in tension with one another, Memes invites the viewer to engage with the complexity of the human form and subject. This exhibition is a remarkable new contribution to the field of contemporary sculpture, documented here in colour illustrations and accompanied by an essay by Slovenian philosopher, Renata Salecl.