Exquisite Corpse , The Resurrection an exhibition of exquisite works by international artists & writers
November 3-30 2011
DeliZeeburg Sumatrastraat 32, Amsterdam www.facebook.com/deli.zeeburg
Opening Thursday, November 3 7P-10P
Exquisite Corpse, The Resurrection is an exhibition of contemporary international artists and writers who create works in the tradition of the Surrealists game Cadavre Exquis. Artists from The Netherlands, America, and France, collaborating in groups of 2, 3, and 4, created works with text as well as works with drawn forms.
participating Artists & Writers :
HELENE RUIZ (US), BERNARD DUMAINE (FR), ALICIA HENRY (US), LAIN YORK (US), MICHEAL DeLIA (US), MITZI HUMPHREY(US), JOHN BORBA (US), LANNIE GANNON (US), MARTY WILLIAMS (NL), JODY RATHGEB (US), JENNIFER GEISS (US), JESSIE WOLK (US), TON HARING (NL), GINA BINKLEY (US), EMMANUELLE ORON (FR/NL), HOLLY PAINO (US), PASCALE BAUD (FR), AARON SINIFT (US), JORDAN LANGLEY (US), REESE LYNCH (US), BAS JACOBS (NL), HENRIETTA NEAR (US), STEPHEN LLOYD SMITH (US), LEO ROMAN (NL), JOSEPH LARKIN (US), PATRICK DeGUIRA (US), MARTIJN DEN OUDEN (NL), JOE SAUNDERS (US), GLORIA HOLWERDA-WILLIAMS (NL/US)
Exhibiting artists and writers played the Exquisite Corpse (EC), collaborating both locally and internationally via internet and physical mail, some with others they've never met in-person. Artist Bernard Dumaine (FR) can be considered an EC master, whose works are in a recently published book, “Miximages – Exquisite Corpses“, and he is co-founder of DeviantArt group “The Exquisite Corpse“. Artist/poet Helene Ruiz (US) regularly engages in the EC as part of her artistic production, she established www.redbubble.com/groups/the-ressurrection-of-the-exquisite-corpse, and has collaborated in EC with various artists.
The name, "Cadavre Exquis/Exquisite Corpse", derived from a phrase created the first time Surrealists artists engaged in the game,“Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.” / “The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine."
Begun in France, possibly before 1918, the Exquisite Corpse, also known by the less-used term "Rotating Corpse", was created for group collaboration. The Surrealists believed, the chance encounter, as a disruption of rationality and a product of a shared unconscious. This game may have been derived from an old parlor-game called "Consequences" in which players wrote on sheet of paper, folded it to hide what they wrote, after which they passed it to the next player to add another contribution. As in the EC, the entire work was revealed only when completely unfolded. The EC continues to be employed by artists, writers (including well known poet/essayist/social commentator Andrei Codrescu' journal and site), musicians, filmmakers, and non-artists who use various themes, using collage, music, theatre, and film as mediums.
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Curated by GloWorks at Delicatessen/Deli Zeeburg (www.facebook.com/deli.zeeburg) an arts space and shop selling art, books, clothes, cds and records. Delicatessen hosts multimedia art exhibitions, music performances, drawing and painting studio art sessions, monthly special movie screenings, acoustic and spoken word performances, and workshops. It connects Dutch artists, writers, poets, musicians, and international artists, writers, poets, musicians, performers, and the public.