April 23, 2019
C Magazine Auction
Lot 29
Ben Freedman

Golem Torso
C-print, 1 of 10
20 x 25"
Framed by Superframe
Estimate $2,500

Courtesy of the artist

Benjamin Freedman probes the relative truths and deceptions of history and photography, purposely adopting visual vocabularies from genres such as science fiction and horror to create expanded documentary projects. Carving Emmet investigates the narrative and mutable symbolism of Golem, an anthropomorphic mythological creature from medieval Jewish mysticism, and reveals how Golem was a response to other more sinister mythologies popularized during this time, ones which resonate with present-day socio-political realities. Freedman self-published his first photography book in 2015, and has exhibited extensively across the greater Toronto area – most recently at the Ryerson Image Centre, 8eleven Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. He has also shared his work internationally at the Aperture Foundation in New York City.