THE EXQUISITE CORPSE EXHIBITION FOLLOWS THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AND INVENTIVENESS OF THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT BY BRINGING TOGETHER OKLAHOMA’S ART COMMUNITY FOR AN ASSEMBLED-ART EXPERIENCE. OVER 60 LOCAL ARTISTS COLLABORATED TO BRING THE EXQUISITE CORPSE EXHIBITION TO LIFE.
Originally invented by surrealists in the early 1900s, the exquisite corpse is a game in which players write on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for further contribution. Throughout the decades, the game has evolved into many meanings and themes, and here at Artspace, our exquisite corpse resides as a collaborative exhibition and fundraiser.
For the exhibition, 20 individual artists were asked to draw three pieces of the corpse in black-and-white, making a whole body. Those pieces were then distributed to 40+ different local artists to create colorful, imaginative figures with the pre-existing outlines. The completed pieces were mixed-and-matched and are displayed in the curated exhibition of the Exquisite Corpse at Artspace from October 31st to November 24th.