The New Romantics

April 17, 2014-May 10, 2014 At Eyebeam

The New Romantics is an exhibition exploring the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism. By drawing equivalences between then and now, this exhibition identifies a critical precedent for artists today that are responding to their ever changing technological environment. Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the current information revolution.

Curators Claudia Hart, Nicholas O’Brien, and Katie Torn have put together an exhibition that illustrates the diversity and complexity of contemporary digital production. In doing so, The New Romantics presents a unique selection of works by artists not based on formal similarities, but on expressive affinities. By employing a myriad of contemporary techniques – including digital fabrication, 3D simulation, software-based collage, video game engines, and peer to peer networking tools – the artists in this exhibition expose an underlying thread of individual expression that extends beyond mere tech-fetishism.

To further illustrate the multitude of ways in which comparisons between the past and the present can be understood, Eyebeam will host a series of events in tandem with the exhibition. These will include an evening of performances on 25 April 2014, and a catalog release and reception event to be held during the closing week of the exhibition.

 

Schedule

Opening Reception – 17 April

Sponsored by Prym Rum

7:00-9:00PM

Night of Performances – 25 April

Doors open to Public 6:00PM

Closing Reception – 8 May

6:00PM – 9:00 PM

Artists Included:

Mark Beasley, Tim Berresheim, Alexandra Gorczynski, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, Brookhart Jonquil, Sophie Kahn, Alex M. Lee, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Mikey McParlane and Michael Mallis, Brenna Murphy, Nicholas O’BrienJaakko Pallasvuo, Jon Rafman, Nicolas Sassoon, Jasper Spicero, Kate Steciw, Katie Torn, and Krist Wood.

Performances by:

ATOM-r (Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey), Zach Blas, Ann Hirsch, Miao Jiaxin, Mikey McParlane, and Vincent Tiley.

With Support From

Sedition

 

 

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People: Alex M. Lee, Alexandra Gorczynski, Brenna Murphy, Brookhart JonquilClaudia Hart, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jasper Spicero, Jeremiah Johnson, Jon Rafman, Jonathan Monaghan, Kate SteciwKatie Torn, Krist Wood, Mark Beasley, Michael Mallis, Mikey McParlane, Nicholas O’Brien, Nicolas Sassoon, Ryan Whittier Hale, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Sophie Kahn, Tim Berresheim
Tags: art, performance, romanticism