A Game of Exquisite Corpse, featuring Au Revoir Simone
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
July 1, 2012
"The greatest pursuit of an artist is collaboration. Especially drunken collaboration with friends."
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspired by the exhibition Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, PopRally invited guests to an interactive party based on the collaborative, chance-based game of Exquisite Corpse, which was embraced by artists and poets of the Surrealist circle. Heads, bodies, and feet were invented at drawing stations, and hilarious or monstrous figures came to life as the drawings were randomly matched up and projected live.
The three members of Brooklyn electronic pop band Au Revoir Simone took turns DJing in the style of Exquisite Corpse; each picking up where the other left off, creating a spontaneous musical hybrid.
Guests will also enjoy exclusive access to the Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration exhibition, where MoMA educators were stationed throughout the gallery to guide you through the show. This exhibition brought together more than 100 works from the collection in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine. Artists including André Masson, Joan Miró, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Mark Manders, and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. Organized with Lily Goldberg.
All visitor created drawings were posted to Flickr, view here.
Link to Capital Magazine review, "At MoMA’s exquisite corpse party, everyone gets a chance to show in the museum." here.