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Exquisite Corpse International

Exquisite Corpse International
The game has begun…

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This project was developed by area artists Salvador T. Saint Germain and Jeremiah Jacobs, along with Ann Marie Cash Levasseur of Rhino on Air.  This word and visual game was invented by the Surrealists.  The artists participated by adding words or images, either by following a rule or viewing the very end of the previous contribution.  The Surrealists loved surprise and the end result, based to a large degree on chance.

Exquisite Corpse International is bringing this game into the new millennium.  The body has been divided into the head, torso, and legs.  Artists, mainly from the area, but from as far away as England, have been assigned one of the parts.  They do not know with whom they are collaborating.

Three paintings and seven sculptures will be revealed in The Parade of Corpses Thursday, November 12, from 5:30 – 9:30p.m. in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory.  Some of the artists will also make informal presentations in the Marly Room.  Admission on Thursday is only $5 after 5p.m., and hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be part of the fun.  The event is being held in conjunction with the Museum Store.  The works will then travel to museums in England, Japan, and Canada.

In addition to the coordinators, the following local artists have brought their imaginative touch to the project: Mark Aeling, Mariel Bass, Zoe Bocik, Rocky Bridges, Cyber Craft Robots (Sarah Campagna), Don Gillespie, Carrie Jadus, Steven Kenny, Marc Levasseur, James M. McCracken, Mark Noll, James Olsen, Dan Painter, Vince Pompei, Josh Poll, Calan Ree, George Retkes, Rebecca Skelton, Laura Spencer, Rob Tanguay, and Dave Walker.

Rarely have so many local artists been involved in a special event at the Museum.  These corpses are guaranteed to be inventive, Spirited, and unforgettable.

Event Details

November 12, 2015

5:30–9:30 pm

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