Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8

  • Jon Rafman Erysichthon, 2015 Video
    Title : Jon Rafman Erysichthon, 2015 Video
  • Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
    Title : Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
  • Jon Rafman Erysichthon, 2015 Video
    Title : Jon Rafman Erysichthon, 2015 Video
  • Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
    Title : Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
  • Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
    Title : Jon Rafman, Arsenal Montreal installation view
  • Jon Rafman Alien Letter, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 130 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman Alien Letter, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 130 cm
  • Jon Rafman New Age Demanded (Curveman Carrara), 2015 Marbre / Marble 117 x 178 x 84 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman New Age Demanded (Curveman Carrara), 2015 Marbre / Marble 117 x 178 x 84 cm
  • Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
  • Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
  • Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman Turbodemon, 2015 Marbre / Marble 150 x 182 x 100 cm
  • Jon Rafman You are Standing in an Open Field (Waterfall), 2015 Impression au pigment d'archive, polystyrène, résine / Archival pigment print, polystyrene, resin 150 x 200 x 8 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman You are Standing in an Open Field (Waterfall), 2015 Impression au pigment d'archive, polystyrène, résine / Archival pigment print, polystyrene, resin 150 x 200 x 8 cm
  • Jon Rafman You Are Standing in an Open Field (Seashore)Archival Pigment Print, Resin, wood 159 x 223 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman You Are Standing in an Open Field (Seashore)Archival Pigment Print, Resin, wood 159 x 223 cm
  • Jon Rafman  You Are Standing in an Open Field (Gorge), 2016Archival Pigment Print, Resin, wood 159 x 223 cm
    Title : Jon Rafman You Are Standing in an Open Field (Gorge), 2016Archival Pigment Print, Resin, wood 159 x 223 cm


Jon Rafman: Arsenal Montreal

Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal

July 14 – October 15 2016

From the press release

Arsenal Contemporary Art is proud to present a series of major works by Jon Rafman, selected from the Majudia Collection (Montreal). The exhibition comprises a range of media drawn from the artist’s preoccupation with contemporary digital culture, and centres around a sprawling maze populated with sculptures and video.

At the heart of this winding installation an Oculus Rift virtual reality piece further disorients the viewer, transporting them from gallery to imagined landscape. At the same time, Rafman’s films immerse the viewer in internet subcultures. Multiple videos are presented in confined sculptural environments–pod-like spaces that enclose the viewer, echoing the ‘troll caves’ of internet obsessives. Large-scale photographs depict grubby computer keyboards, personal effects, and detritus, acting as portraits of their users. The exhibition investigates how changes in technology and society’s resulting adaptations affect our relationship to enduring themes of memory and loss.

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