Cadavre Exquis Expanded
June 1-30 2012
opening reception Friday, June 1 18-21uur/6P-9P
Sanderijnstraat 21 NL - 1055 BN Amsterdam www.kulter.nl
Kulter gallery (Amsterdam), with co-curator gloworksart.com, will present the exhibition, Cadavre Exquis Expanded which includes cadavre exquis/exquisite corpse drawings, collages, photographs, text and video works by visual artists, writers, musicians, video artists from the Netherlands, France, America, Italy, and Spain.
participating Artists & Writers : HELENE RUIZ (US), BERNARD DUMAINE (FR), PININA PODESTÀ (IT), ALICIA HENRY (US), TON HARING (NL), LANNIE GANNON (US), EMPEE HOLWERDA (NL), JODY RATHGEB (US), PASCALE BAUD (FR), AARON SINIFT (US), SANDER JANSEN (NL), LEO ROMAN (US/NL), JJ (US), GINA BINKLEY (US), EMMANUELLE ORON (FR/NL), JOE MACGOWN (US), MARKUS HARINGA (NL), JENNIFER GEISS (US), JOSEPH LARKIN (US), BARBARA RINK (NL), HOLLY PAINO (US), MARCEL BAKKER (NL), JANELLE MCKAIN (US), MAIA MATCHES (CAN/NL), STEVE SMITH (US), MARTIJN DEN OUDEN (NL), HENRIETTA NEAR (US), MARTIN DE DIEGO SÁDABA (ES), REESE LYNCH (US), ZACHARY CAIN (US), CATHELIJN VAN GOOR (NL), MITZI HUMPHREY (US), G. HOLWERDA-WILLIAMS (NL/US)
The Surrealists movement artists and writers, who advanced the "cadavre exquis" believed, the chance encounter as a disruption of rationality, and a product of a shared unconscious. Cadavre Exquis (also known as "Exquisite Corpse", begun possibly 1918 in France) a collaborative image and word game, in which players draw/write on sheet of paper, folded it to conceal what they had done, continue an indication of what they drew/wrote into the next area, and passed it to the next player to link more drawing/writing. The entire work revealed only when completely unfolded.
This exhibition presents cadavre exquis (CE) works created using traditional approaches (drawing, collage), and works by contemporary artists who use video, sound, poetry, and embroidery as means of CE collaboration. Including the video works of Bernard Dumaine (FR) and Pinina Podestà (IT). Dumaine can be considered a CE master for his over 9 years of CE collaborations with artists world-wide (some of this 2D CE works are also on exhibit), whose works part of recently published book “Miximages – Exquisite Corpses“, he is also co-founder of DeviantArt group "The Exquisite Corpse". Podestà' video works are explorations engaging Surrealist concepts and constructions. The computer and digital software are utilized as creative tools to construct CEs by some artists and writers in this exhibition. Ton Haring (NL) creates CE with both video and sound. Artist and poet Helene Ruiz (US) regularly plays CE by both internet and "snail-mail", she established "The Resurrection of the Exquisite Corpse" at redbubble.com, and has collaborated in CE with various artists.
Works in Cadavre Exquis Expanded were created by collaborating artist/writer groups of 2, 3, and 4 some who have never met in-person or, never worked together previously or, who reside in different countries.
This exhibition also encouraged the creation of new works by artists and writers. As part, Kulter will offer CE Lab, public and artist/writer workshops and projects to create works using cadavre exquis and other Surrealist game methods.
Please go to www.kulter.nl for schedule of workshops
and more information
Kulter is an independent arts organization located in Amsterdam, Holland. Kulter's diverse programing includes exhibitions, music/poetry/performance/video events. International and local visual artists/musicians/poets/ dancers/performance artists have been part of Kulter' previous and on-going programs. Kulter is both a collective of artists, performers and writers which organizes projects and exhibitions at relevant locations in Amsterdam (galleries, concert venues, schools, public space, festivals) or in collaboration with other international collectives or festivals (Serbia, Turkey, France, Norway, USA, England] and a gallery located in West Amsterdam, inviting artists to curate a show or to develop a interdisciplinary art project. The gallery's activities aims at participation by the neighborhood and its inhabitants, results of the work periods are displayed not only at the gallery but also at other partner locations in the city. Artistic director and artist, Julie Dassaud, is engaged in interdisciplinary projects and research ["Saharzand" with Antoine De Kom, a poet and grandson of Anton De Kom], contributions from poets/composers from around the world will be exhibited in 2013 in Galerie Weesperzijde.
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