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Teen Paranormal Romance

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Teen Paranormal Romance, 2014 Installation View © The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
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Louise with Red Bag, 2011 C-print 69 1/2 X 52 1/2 in © Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
Teen Paranormal Romance

5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
March 9th, 2014 - April 13th, 2014
Opening: March 9th, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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http://www.renaissancesociety.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
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info@renaissancesociety.org
PHONE:  
(773) 702-8670
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

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, 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.