MoMA Presents “Exquisite Corpses ~ Drawing and Disfiguration”

“Exquisite Corpses ~ Drawing and Disfiguration”



New York City.- The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is proud to present “Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration” on view at the museum through July 9th. In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related operations – in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine – recur throughout the twentieth century and to the present. 

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One comment on “MoMA Presents “Exquisite Corpses ~ Drawing and Disfiguration”

  1. granbee says:

    When I read a review of this new MOMA exhibit in The New Yorker, I thought, “Isn’t this actually what we do to ourselves all the time?” Now, with your posts reminding me of this exhibit again, I am deciding that this IS what we do to ourselves!

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