PRINT May 2015

Jon Rafman

Curated by Mark Lanctôt

A year after unlocking the same achievement in the US, Montreal native Jon Rafman will have his first solo museum show in Canada, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal. This homecoming will present Rafman’s new and recent riffs on Second Life, Internet subcultures, and 3-D printing. Yet Rafman refuses to identify as a new-media artist; correspondingly, the works on view destabilize the binaries on which most definitions of new media depend. For example, his use of customized viewing stations underscores the “virtual” subject’s persistent embeddedness in physical space. A catalogue with essays by MAC curator Mark Lanctôt and critic Kevin McGarry will accompany the show.