“Exquisite corpse: a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed.”
Have you ever thought: “Gee wiz, I wish like a whole bunch of artists would get together and make some art. But I don’t want them to all work on it at the same time, I want them to take turns working on it. Oh, and I also don’t want them to plan it out, I just want one person to work on it and then pass it on to someone else and just see what happens!”…
Wait… you’ve never thought that? Are you thinking about it now? Sounds pretty neat, doesn’t it!? Well you’re in luck, because ARTillery Ohio and the Columbus Artmobile are teaming up and gathering local Columbus artists together to participate in our first Exquisite Corpse Event! On Saturday, September 25th all of the exquisite corpse pieces will be displayed here at the ARTillery Gallery in the South Campus Gateway, and you’re invited to participate! And guess what, there’s a bonus…not an artist but still want to be involved? No problem! That very same day all of the work will be sold at silent auction with the proceeds going towards several local art advocacy groups, with the remainder being used towards the purchase of a van/mini bus/some form of transportation for the Artmobile. The idea is to have a vehicle that can be gutted, then install permanent shelving for the supplies, as well as tables/chairs in order to turn the vehicle into a classroom on wheels!
As of now we have over 25 local artists from groups like the Couchfire Collective, CAW, Abx, Etsy Team Columbus, MAW, ARTillery, and more! If you’re an artist who is interested in being involved in this project then shoot us an e-mail at ColumbusArtmobile@gmail.com. After you’re signed up you can start a fresh piece to be passed on or we can give you a previously started piece for you to continue. There’s no limit to how many you can contribute to, and we are accepting artists of all mediums, so if you have the time then we have the canvas!