Tate Britain opens Kurt Schwitters exhibition

. January 30, 2013 . 0 Comments

Tate Britain has opened an exhibition of work by Kurt Schwitters exhibition, on view 30 January–12 May 2013.

Kurt Schwitters, EN MORN, 1947. © DACS 2012. Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN / Bertrand Prévost.

This exhibition focuses on Schwitters’s short but extraordinary exile in Britain. After being declared a ‘degenerate’ artist in pre-war Nazi Germany, he lived in Britain from 1940 up to his death in Cumbria in 1948. The show includes over 150 collages, assemblages and sculptures many of which haven’t been shown in the UK for over 30 years.

The exhibition concludes with a celebration of Schwitter’s artistic legacy through commissions to artists Adam Chodzko and Laure Prouvost made in collaboration with Grizedale Arts. The exhibition is organised by Tate Britain and the Sprengel Museum Hannover in cooperation with the Kurt und Ernst Schwitters Stiftung, Hannover. www.tate.org.uk

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