Gallery: Kurt Schwitters Retrospective @ Tate Britain

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In the last years of his life Kurt Schwitters remained dedicated to his craft, and that resonates at the exhibition currently on at Tate Britain. Having fled his native country Germany and later Norway, Schwitters landed in London where, as viewers, we see the impact the new and foreign environment had on him and vice versa. Like a collage mathematician, Schwitters use of found objects in his works create a sense of harmony amidst the madness of World War II, which in which he coined the term “merz” to describe this process. Using everything from bus tickets to advertisements, rubbish and the like, the work of Schwitters is undoubtedly deserving of this retrospective.

This is DADA at its finest! So is it art that we he(ART)? or Anti-Art?

Cheers, NYX

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