Nine sculptural Exquisite Corpses will be displayed in an exhibition in Gallery II of the Fine Arts Building from February 22 through March 18.
The Exquisite Corpse is a game originally played by European Surrealists in the early part of the 20th century. There are written and pictorial forms of this game, but both involve the same principle — that the players each make a contribution to the whole without having knowledge of any of the other players’ contributions.
The idea for this exhibition came from Mia Hall, assistant professor of art. Building on the Exquisite Corpse model, nine projects began in November 2009. Nine artists created objects and passed them along to nine other artists, who enhanced and modified the objects before passing them along to nine additional artists.
Each artist had about a month to work with the materials. 27 transformations occurred to the nine Sculptural Exquisite Corpses during this collaborative process. UALR students and faculty participated in this project.