The Canadian artist Jon Rafman (Montréal, 1981) created an world where avatars and online subcultures from the internet in the exhibition I have ten thousand compound eyes and each is named suffering. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of the internet and the way this changes us, Rafman makes videowork and installations. Like a visual anthropologist, Jon Rafman delves into the subcultures of the online world, analyzing the behaviours of users. Rafman is known as one of the most profound artist in the digital age and has many online followers. His videowork is full of humour, marvel and melancholia.
I have ten thousand compound eyes and each is named suffering appears in the context of the exhibitionseries Stedelijk Contemporary, in which a new generation artists are offered an opportunity to show new work.
Tentoonstellingsoverzicht, 2016, photo: Thorsten Arendt