Exquisite Corpse @Belgrade (SER)

Nov 30 – Dec 7, KC Grad, Belgrade (SER)

Curated by Lorem Ipsum studio, Exquisite Corpse features works by 13 illustrators and studios from Europe, USA and Serbia. The Belgrade public will be presented with works of some of the finest design studios and illustrators on the international scene.

The exhibition includes contributions by the following artists/studios: Hort (Germany), Non-Format (USA/Norway), Grandpeople (Norway), Ville Savimaa (Finland), Mark Giglio (USA), Dopludo Collective (Russia), IWANT (Great Britain), Oh Yeah Studio (Norway), Pablo Abad (Spain), Nebojša Cvetković (Serbia), Biskoteka (Serbia), Flomasters (Serbia) and Lorem Ipsum Studio (Serbia).

The title of the exhibition refers to the surrealist technique utilized to craft a collective collage of words or images. This game of sorts is played by several people, each of whom would write/draw a phrase/image on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for their contribution. The end result is a sequence of loosely connected words/images, a surprising mishmash of individual visions forming a composition verging on the bizarre.

The idea was to take this technique and employ it in the context of contemporary illustration. The curators invited 13 artists to make their contributions following the rules of the surrealist technique. Their individual outputs came to make up a 13-meter long, 2-meter high wall graphic.

Exquisite Corpse will be on display at KC Grad, November 30 – December 7.

Lorem Ipsum is an independent design studio based in Belgrade, Serbia. They specialize in graphic design, typography and illustration. Lorem Ipsum emerged out of the need to rethink design out of the lifestyle context, as far removed from the logic of market as possible. Their projects question notions, concepts, practices and tendencies in contemporary design.

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