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Jon Rafman’s 9-Eyes Of Google Street View project showed us just how unsettling and surreal images captured around the world by Google’s surveillance van can be.  Rafman travels the streets of the world from the comfort of his home, snapping screenshots of the most striking vignettes. Sometimes he finds surprising violence in broad daylight, other times an […]

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As internet-based art proliferates, it’s fascinating to watch work that is rooted in the digital as it migrate into the world of physical art spaces. The success of these transitions is varied, but Jon Rafman‘s practice is endlessly fascinating. His exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis opening tomorrow feels likely to bridge that gap. As curator […]

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American Medium gallery took part in the NEWD Art Show over the weekend. It was a particularly strong selection of work, even if it wasn’t surrounded by the generally beige painterly abyss that is the Bushwick Open Studios sprawl. The highlight of American Medium’s booth is Brenna Murphy’s glyph~garland resonator sculpture, dominating with bright plexiglass and wood objects […]

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Artist Jon Rafman’s video A Man Digging uses video captured inside Max Payne 3, the notoriously experiential killing-based video game, and reworks it into a short film. In it, Payne, the troubled and traumatized former NYPD detective, now a vigilante São Paulo, realizes he exists, but exists in a designed and very limited space. He narrates various scenes, just after carnage. “Payne […]

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Decisive moments by Michael Wolf are very punchy. Doug Rickard’s captures are sprawl like landscape paintings. There are dozens of other artists who sensitively scour the infinite passages of Google Street View for good screengrabs, but Rhizome has just reminded us of Jon Rafman and he is the best at this. Everyone does car accidents. Rafman’s car accident is […]

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Tomorrow afternoon Zach Feuer Gallery will be having their very own Street Fighter tournament. The event will be hosted by artist Jon Rafman and Team PIE in conjunction with his solo exhibition “YOU ARE STANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD” which will remain on view in the gallery until October 26th. The pairing is only natural, as nearly all […]

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Earlier this morning, Oneohtrix Point Never released a new music video directed by Jon Rafman, a contemporary artist currently exhibiting at Zach Feuer gallery. It was pulled from YouTube within minutes for what we can only assume was the brief inclusion of creepy anime porn.   Unfortunately the new video for @0pn has been removed by YouTube. […]

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How does the modern collector acquire digital works? Our friends at Art F City have an elegant solution — AFC Selects, a drool-worthy, fully-curated collection of work from 11 renowned, international artists, together on a luxury Mobiado USB drive crafted from a single piece of sapphire crystal, with custom printed ribbon and packaging from Bunny Rogers and a certificate of authenticity signed by all […]

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