The Arts Center of Clemson invited the community to participate in the Surrealist game, Exquisite Corpse. The principal founder of Surrealism, André Breton, created the technique. Players would write or draw on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal, and then pass it to the next player for further contribution. The surprise at the end comes when you open the paper.
In our version of the game, we grouped participants, mailed individual cards with directions, received the cards back, and matched up the drawings.
Below is the outcome.
Surrealism was an art movement that began in Europe and was largely influenced by the Dada art movement. The art featured an element of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. At the time the art movement was associated with political causes such as communism and anarchism.
For more information about Surrealism check out
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Leonora Carrington (not pictured)
For information on each artist click here.