The Abyss

Exquisite Corpse
Mike Singe, Nicole Robson, David Edgar, Linda Erceg and Sally Rees

On display at Contemporary Art Tasmania, 27 Tasma Street, North Hobart.

2nd opening event: 6pm, Friday 24 August 2018.

Until 9 September 2018

Taking the Surrealist game, Exquisite Corpse as a model, this exhibition embraces collective and sequential programming as a strategy in exhibition making. Five Tasmanian artists have been invited by their peers to present work in the Contemporary Art Tasmania Gallery with the exhibition revealing itself over two presentation periods.

The first artist for Exquisite Corpse was determined largely by chance. The CAT Program Committee, which is comprised of Tasmanian artists and arts professionals put forward a range of artists, whose names were placed in a "hat" - from this process Mike Singe was drawn. Singe was then asked to propose the second artist, Nicole Robson, this artist then chose the third, me; I picked Linda Erceg and she asked Sally Rees.

Unlike the Surrealist game, the artists in this exhibition were not asked to respond to the previous artists work. Requesting that an artist create work in reaction to another artistís work, and possibly make work that sits outside the concerns of their usual practice is a questionable novelty exercise. While the artworks in The Exquisite Corpse are discrete, in presenting them together there is the possibility that connections will be made.

the abyss, charcoal on 8 sheets of paper, 250 x 500 cm, 2018

Exquisite Corpse at Contemporary Art Tasmania