The Renaissance Society, Chicago
The University of Chicago | Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.
artists & participants
The Renaissance Society is excited to announce group exhibition Teen Paranormal Romance on view March 9 - April 13, 2014. The exhibition will feature sculpture, photography, and video works by Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., and Jack Lavender. Teen Paranormal Romance is 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, psycho-sexual 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.
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Teen Paranormal Romance
Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Wade Guyton / Kelley Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., Jack Lavender.