Continuing its commitment to commissioning, collecting and exhibiting artists at pivotal points in their careers, the Collection is proud to be working with Jon Rafman (b. 1981, Montreal, Canada) to produce his first major exhibition in the UK.
Rafman makes environments, films, photographs and sculptures that examine the blurring of the real and virtual. Often constructing works which are composites of materials, including video footage, images, texts and quotes that he encounters in his extensive internet research, Rafman edits this material to create a poetic new narratives, while never concealing their source. Occasionally shocking and always engaging, his works force the viewer to enter into uncomfortable and unsettling psychological realms. Rafman will spend a number of months in the UK leading up to his exhibition, working with the Collection and its curators to produce a major new film and installation, taking over the entire building at 176 Prince of Wales Road.
Rafman will have a solo exhibition at the The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, June – September 2015, and is nominated for the 2015 Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize.