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Xquisite Corpse - A Surrealist Exhibition


  • WHEN Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE Bread & Salt Art Gallery, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

Bread & Salt presents Xquisite Corpse, an exhibition with roots in the Surrealist movement.

It is based on a technique invented by surrealists in the 1920s in which a sequence of images was blindly assembled by the participants giving rise to whimsical, impossible and unexpected results. It stems from an old parlor game called Consequences in which players write on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal the previous writing, and then pass it to the next writer to continue based only on the last sentence or words.

This exhibition will combine both.

Selected artists, writers and poets from the region were invited to participate. Two writers and two poets started the game with a short selection from their published work. These words were given to four artists to interpret into a narrative 2D piece of art within a month. The artwork was in turn given to four more word smiths to interpret and so on for four turns. The magic of translating words to pictures and vice versa will be revealed for the first time to all the participants opening night.

Alanna Airitam, Alida Cervantes, Anna Stump, John Purlia, Julia San Román, Nathaniel Clark, Pamela Jaeger, PANCA, Pat Kelly, Ricardo Islas, Sheena Rae Dowling, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio

Adrian Arancibia, Corey Fayman, Francisco J. Bustos, Kirsten Kasai, Lizzie Wann, Max/Cornelia Feye, Michael Cheno Wickert, Tamara Merrill

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A promotional poster for Xquisite Corpse, courtesy of Bre...

Above: A promotional poster for Xquisite Corpse, courtesy of Bread & Salt.


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