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EXCOR: The Revival of Exquisite Corpse.
The Art of CHANCE.   


This book was written by Sherry Parker to document a two-year collaborative revival of Exquisite Corpse of which she was the originator, curator, director, and participating artist. This exhilarating collaborative adventure of thirty-four Northern California artists during the years 2010 and 2011 is called EXCOR. It started with three artists who decided to gamble with chance, and experiment with a revival of the 1920's Surrealist game in Paris, Exquisite Corpse, in which each artist adds to a figure without knowing what the other artists have done. The game, which was extended to fellow artists, became infectious, and soon the pool grew to thirty-four artists. The EXCORS were unveiled over the course of the project in spirited ceremonies at the artists' studios.  A total of fifty EXCORS were created.  

Enter the world of EXCOR and discover how collaborative play of chance and discovery among artists can produce new creative expression, powerful communications, camaraderie, and the exchange of ideas – every bit as relevant or irrelevant or irreverent to these times of "furious folly" in America as it was during the1920's in Paris.

This 80-page book was printed in a limited edition of 150 and provides an overview of the history of the Exquisite Corpse, followed by its rebirth in this brilliant and amusing collaborative revival.  The book features color plates of all 50 EXCORS.  Price: $34, which includes shipping and handling. Order through Sherryparker@earthlink.net.

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