In Pro3or Gallery from May 5th to 10th, beginning at 6 pm, an exhibition of professors’ exhibition from the Academy of Digital Arts, Metropolitan University named “ Exquisite corpse” will be held.
The name of the exhibition “Exquisite Corpse” (Cadavre exquisite) belongs to the surrealistic movement, which is disappointed with the modern society and designed in 1925. A technique based on a traditional word game, which Surrealists adapted to their own “rules,” with the tendency to change society through artistic action. Each of the participants of the game would write the word according to his wish (noun, verb, object, proposal) on a piece of paper and forward it to the next participant, but the paper would bend the written word could not be read. This chain of words would result in a sentence that makes unconnected words, and thus put into question its meaning, but it could also bring some unexpected poetics.
Soon this “verbal chain”encouraged them to create astonishing images, so the Exquisite Corpse technique became a visual game that aimed to highlight the aspects of unconscious and fantasy. Most often they painted and drew metamorphoses or strange, hybrid compositions, in fact, everything that could point to the connection between the outer and inner world. Exhibitions initiated by these chain works have served Surrealists to highlight their artistic and political views.
Exquisite Corpse today is no longer just a game. It can also be a form of conceptual representation of some of the visual arts and musical pieces. The exhibition of professors from the Metropolitan University represents a way of connecting different designs and art manuscripts into one whole. Each participant has a format and a deadline of one week to complete his work. The last 10 cm of work is passed on to the next member who sees only that small, given the part, and not the whole composition of his predecessor in this case colleagues, supplemented with his design drawing manuscript.
In the end, everything connects into one chain work and connects it into one whole with the help of animation. Artists would have the freedom to express themselves in whatever way they want, through printed works, animation or generative art, as long as they continue to a small part of their colleague’s works.
“Exquisite Corpse” participants, besides the joint composition, also exhibit their individual settings – Dr. Katarina Kaplarski, professor and the dean of the Academy of Digital Arts, Mrs. Vesna Pavlovic, Mr. Neda Todorovic, MSc Madlena Dasic, MSc Ana Miletic, MSc Marina Kostić, Dr. Svetlana Smolcic, Mrs. Vesna Vasovic, MSc Tijana Pavlov, MSc Mile Kocev, MSc Aleksandar Celar, Ivan Mancic, MSc Petar Stamenkovic, Dr. Rastko Kukic, Doc. Marko Prokic i Mr. Branko Katanovic.