Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative project by students from Wimbledon College of Art that aims to challenge the way we interact with our own and other artists works. The concept of the exhibition comes from the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, or Consequences, where images or texts are created by each player taking it in turns to add to a sheet of paper or drawing. In our project each person involved has donated a past or present piece which they consider to be unfinished or which they feel they can take no further. From here another project member takes the piece on and re works or re invents it until they feel it has become a realised work. However, if they feel that the piece still needs work and they are unable to take it to a conclusion it is passed onto the next group member until the work is complete. The exhibition explores ownership of collective art and how different practices can interact and influence one another. Works exhibited also include pieces from the artists’ own practices, so that there can be an extended understanding of the dialogues between the works.
Exquisite Corpse Exhibition
February 21st-28th 2014
Islington Arts Factory
Also see: http://artexquisitecorpse.wordpress.com