MoMA Presents "Exquisite Corpses ~ Drawing and Disfiguration"

artwork: Cadavre Exquis (Valentine Hugo/Andre Breton/Tristan Tzara/Greta Knutson) - "Landscape", circa 1933 - Colored pencil on black paper 24.1 x 31.7 cm. - Collection of MoMA, New York. On view in "Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration" until July 9th.


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.