This group exhibition samples artistic production in the wake of a zeitgeist that has rendered the unconscious a derelict playground home to weeds of surrealism. It include sculpture, photography, and video by ten artists.
The Renaissance Society is pleased to present the group exhibition Teen Paranormal Romance, on view March 9 to April 13. The exhibition will include sculpture, photography, and video by Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., and Jack Lavender.
Curated by Hamza Walker.
Within popular culture, expression given to adolescent drives has only intensified as the genre of Teen Romance has been distilled and repackaged as Teen Paranormal Romance. Twilight, The Hunger Games, True Blood, and the Divergent Trilogy are dystopic, psychosexual cyphers for the panoply of Obama-era ideological positions—from revanchist religious, economic, and sexual politics to Libertarian fever-dream apocalypticism. This exhibition samples artistic production in the wake of a zeitgeist that has rendered the unconscious a derelict playground home to weeds of surrealism.
Founded in 1915 and located on the campus of the University of Chicago, the Renaissance Society is a non-collecting museum of contemporary art committed to supporting artists through the commissioning of new work and the production of exhibitions, publications, and interdisciplinary education programs.
Image: Roe Ethridge, Louise with Red Bag, 2011. C-print 69 1/2 x 52 1/2 in
Opening Reception Sunday Mar 9, 2014, 4:00 pm
Conversation with artists and exhibition curator Hamza Walker will take place at 5:00pm in Kent Hall Room 120 (1020 E. 58th St.)
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