The New Romantics is a collection of works by artists in an exhibition of the same name at Eyebeam that runs from 17 April – 10 May 2014. Sedition partnered with Eyebeam to present the collection by nine artists including: Tim Berresheim, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Sophie Kahn, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, MSHR and Katie Torn.
The New Romantics collection explores ways in which contemporary artists use digital media to engage the body, represent nature, utilise poetic irony and deal with issues of individuality - as originally expressed in 19th century Romanticism. Comparable to artists’ reactions against the social and environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution, The New Romantics collection identifies a critical precedent for artists today: their response to the current information revolution and technological innovation. Despite the overwhelming diversity and complexity of contemporary digital production - lacking formal similarities - artists of The New Romantics are united by an expressive affinity that produces incredibly intuitive works: a shared emphasis on inspiration, subjectivity and the primacy of the individual extends beyond mere tech-fetishism.