“Teen Paranormal Romance” at The Renaissance Society

April 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Jack Lavender

Artists: Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., Jack Lavender

Venue: The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Exhibition Title: Teen Paranormal Romance

Curated by: Hamza Walker

Date: March 9 – April 14, 2014

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"Teen Paranormal Romance" at The Renaissance Society

Anna K.E.

Chris Bradley

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images:

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Images courtesy of The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Press Release:

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 also 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.

Link: “Teen Paranormal Romance” at The Renaissance Society

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