In every place Schwitters settled he made large-scale sculptural environments, constructed from plaster and found objects, which filled entire rooms. In Germany he built his legendary Merzbau, which was later destroyed during the Second World War. At the time of his death Schwitters was living in exile in the Lake District, and working on another Merz environment: his Merz Barn. Over the last year, Chodzko and Prouvost have developed their own artworks at Grizedale Arts, itself close to the Merz Barn. Both share an interest in how memories and factual narratives about a historical figure can shift and be revised across time. Their work was on show as part of Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain.
Contemporary Responses to Kurt Schwitters
Fictional Grandparents and an office designed by Frank Lloyd-Wright feature in two contemporary artistic responses to Kurt Schwitters
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Collection owner: Kurt Schwitters Photographs relating to Kurt Schwitters