Portrait: Jon Rafman

 Still from Jon Rafman’s and Daniel Lopatin’s Sticky Drama , 2015 HD video, 10:34 min  Courtesy Jon Rafman Studios and Daniel Lopatin 

Artist Jon Rafman and curator Aaron Moulton, talk about the breakdown of culture as we know it, and the perpetual evolution of the artist’s role as visionary oracle. Weaving together meme culture, conspiracy theories, and critical theory, they discuss the trends, stereotypes, and impulses that made the 2010s a decade of blind repetition as well as burgeoning change.

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