Thursday, September 09, 2010

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn to star at Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Arts in London will host a major exhibition next year focusing on 20th-century British sculpture and will include a recreation of painter and collageist Kurt Schwitters famous Merz Barn. Schwitters came to the UK after escaping from Hitler's Germany and worked in the Cumbrian shed which he turned into a kind of architectural artwork: the recreated shed will be built by dry stone wallers from Cumbria in the Academy courtyard. Modern British Sculpture runs from January 22 until April 7 2011 and also features the shedlike'Let's Eat Outdoors Today' by Damien Hirst
Thanks to Cathy Dobson for the alert

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