A new exhibition presenting a variety of fresh perspectives on the Irish Museum of Modern Art's Collection opens to the public at IMMA on Thursday 11th September 2008. Exquisite Corpse comprises 17 works from the Museum's Collection selected by range of people from across the Irish and international arts world. Also known today as Consequences, the game Exquisite Corpse was invented by the Surrealist poets in 1925 and derives its name from a phrase used by them:  Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau (The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine). This involved several participants creating a poem or drawing with the idea of the body as a point of departure. A crucial element was that each player was unaware of what the others had written or drawn, resulting in a sequential collage of words or images. The exhibition is co-curated by Christina Kennedy and Charlotte Bonham-Carter, former Assistant Curator: Collections at IMMA. The official opening will take place at 6.00pm on Friday 19th September to coincide with Culture Night.