An exquisite-corpse exercise is like a box of chocolates: You never know and all that crap, whether the medium is poetry, literature, music, or American politics. In the photography exhibition “Exquisite Corpse,” each of 28 artists responded to the preceding one’s work, resulting in some witty twists, some contemplative responses, and some flat-footed redundancy. Instead of reflecting on the riddle of the linear non-narrative, you’ll remark about the irony of Kyoko Hamada’s Standing Monuments, the mood of Marissa Long’s Little Swan, or the wit of Sarah Wilmer’s Untitled. As with any exquisite corpse, only some of these bones fit together.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 1 P.M. TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AND BY APPOINTMENT TUESDAY AND THURSDAY TO JULY 3 AT CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS, 1019 7TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 607-3804