May 1st, 2011 by Leo Plaw

Miximages – Exquisite Corpses – Bernard Dumaine

Miximages - Bernard Dumaine

Miximages - Bernard Dumaine

“Exquisite Corpse” is a game developed by the Surrealists in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Principle Surrealism founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, being playful but eventually enriching. Breton said the diversion started about 1925, but Pierre Reverdy wrote that it started much earlier, at least before 1918.

In 2004, Bernard Dumaine (F), created several Exquisite Corpses in cooperation with the American artist Deborah Valentine (USA). They then went on to found the DeviantArt group “The Exquisite Corpse“. Since then, many artists have joined and the group continues to grow.

Bernard Dumaine has now published the book “Miximages – Exquisite Corpses“, of 78 pages, containing 80 collaborative drawings from 37 artists scattered all over the world. The book is available through

Participating Artists

Agnès Leduc (France), Ana-Francisca Haas (Canada), Anne-Marie Bricaud (France), Amy Kollar Anderson (USA), Ben Pearce (Australia), Caroline Wojdak (Poland),Cate Davy (Canada),Catherine Alexandre (France), Cindy Chaudesaigues (France), Craig Blair (USA), Christian Edler (Germany), David Hill (USA), Deborah Valentine (USA), Fatima Azimova (USA), Germain St-Onge (Canada), Hélène Ruiz (USA), Inge Vandormael (USA), James Sebor (USA), Janelle McKain (USA), Jean-Paul Miller (USA), Joe McGown (USA), Jon Beinart (Australia), Joseph Larkin USA), Karena A. Karras (USA), Karen Musick (USA), Lee-Anne Raymond (Australia), Matard Elizabeth (France), Martin De Diego Sádaba (Spain), Naichan (Japan), Neil Dring, Paulo Cunha, Peter Van Oostzanen (Netherlands), Peter Sibrin, Pinina Podestà (Italy), Sally Hunter, Sheela Singla, Ton Haring (Netherlands), Wladimir Moldavsky, Willem den Broeder (Netherlands), Zachary Cain

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