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Chapel Hill North Carolina

Current Exhibition

Exquisite Corpse         

January 29th - September 12th, 2017

Exquisite Corpse (or, Cadavre Exquis) was a Surrealists’ parlour game in which players write or draw in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing or drawing, and then pass it on to the next player for a further contribution. The name is derived from one round of the game that resulted in the nonsensical phrase, Le cadaver exquis boira le vin nouveau, “The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine." Since it's beginning, artists have drawn from the concept of the game to create collaborative and fantastical drawings.

Using work from the Cassilhaus collection, we have played our own game of Exquisite Corpse, seeing familiar photographs and objects in new and sometimes enigmatic ways. The exhibition also features eighteen lithographic prints from the Tamarind Institute, as well as the collaborative work of Mercedes Jelinek and Jess Rees.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 29th, 5-8pm.
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Closing Reception: Tuesday, September 12th, 7:30-9:30pm.
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Private appointments for school and other groups upon request. Please email