OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE; “The Resurrection of The Exquisite Corpse”
Serious Inquiries Only: Email ruizhelene(at)aol(dot)com to confirm participation
Calling Artists and Collage Artists for an exhibit of collaborative works resulting from the game “Exquisite Corpse” or “Cadavre exquis” The first artist draws or collages one half and then covers all with a paper taped in back and either passes to another artist or even better yet, mails theirs to an artist in another location who then completes it. ONLY ATER COMPLETION is it revealed. Cheating will be obvious and will destroy the whole concept behind this and therefore denied for exhibit. (In this method, only a part of the drawing, with a few visible lines, is left, and the next person continues to draw from those lines.) The artist receiving also does their half and mails to same person to complete. This way each collaborative group should have at least 2 pieces to show and no less. All works must be no larger than 11×14 or 12×16 the largest. Each group must use same medium for a cohesive outcome. For example: If I start a drawing with a number 2 pencil, cover all but an inch, the next artist must complete with a number 2 pencil as well. If one uses acrylic paint, then the next artist completing must use acrylic paint, if watercolor, then the same, collage, colored pencils, etc.. All works must be cohesive and extend from the lines you see left from previous artist so that outcome is smooth and cohesive and the final outcome will produce unexpected juxtapositions. NO CHEATING! Reveal only AFTER completion. Any obvious cheating automatically disqualifies that work, you do NOT need to be a resident of Virginia to participate, collaborations can be done via snail mail. (read directions in links below)
When working with an artist internationally, it is a wondrous feeling of having the ability to collaborate with someone on a project with no concern of language barriers or distance where otherwise this may have been impossible. You can also find artists in your local area to work with. I am hoping to see some international collaborations in this exhibit so don’t fear working with artists internationally. Have fun! The exhibit will be held in Richmond VA and will open on September 25. 2015 and ending on Oct. 18th 2015 @6pm. which gives lots of time to produce works. We will have some prominent New York City Poets reading from their collaborations at the opening and I will be engaging and challenging the public to experiment and be included during the opening reception as well. If you are interested in being a participant in this exhibit, please email me at ruizhelene(at)aol(dot)com if you need more information and to also confirm your participation. Serious inquiries only please.. Artwork will be due to be delivered no later than 9/20/2015 (no exceptions). Pricing is decided amongst collaborating artists and the gallery takes a 35% commission on sales if work is for sale. Each artists will sign and date his or her portion of work on their half of work, either on side of actual piece or on back of coordinating work. More details with specifics will be sent to those who are seriously interested in being a part of this exhibit.
All artists will receive an email with specific details once all are confirmed. Please research more on the “exquisite corpse” and below I have some links for you as well.
READ DIRECTIONS ON THIS PROCESS THOROUGHLY PLEASE:
For info on The Exquisite Corpse and its history please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse
For samples of the outcome of this style of collaborative works, please see here:http://www.redbubble.com/groups/the-ressurrecti..
cr helene ruiz proposal/prospectus / all rights reserved / this is an urban individualists event