playing exquisite corpse

The “Exquisite Corpse” game was played by the surrealists in the early 1900’s as a means of playing with form and concept. You start by drawing a “head” and then folding over the drawing and passing onto another player, who will continue to draw the “body” without looking at the head. It is then passed onto another player who will draw the “feet” or base of the corpse. Similar versions of this were played by the surrealists. I have recently participated in the exquisite corpse game with 90 NJ artists. Any 2-D medium was accepted and the game will result in 30 complete corpses on exhibition at the Paul Robeson Galleries in Newark, NJ for its 30th anniversary. Opening reception is November 19th from 5-7pm, but the show will be up until the spring (April 8th 2010)! This is a fun game and I recommend every artist to try it.

works by Jerry GANT, Jordan EAGLES, Bonnie GLORIS

Published by jaz graf

artist and curator

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