The Kunstmuseum Bern is presenting an exhibition of Kurt Schwitters’ (1887–1948) art in its manifold forms. Schwitters goes way beyond being “just” the Merz artist who revolutionized collages by creating pictures using cuttings from newspapers, advertisements, and throwaway images. His works embrace many different styles, ranging from Dada through constructivism to virtually surrealist artistic statements. The exhibition presents around a hundred surprisingly diverse drawings stemming from private collections and from the artist’s bequest. Most of the artworks will be on public view for the first time.
Catalogue (in German)
Anna Blume und ich. Zeichnungen von Ernst Schwitters. Edited by Isabel Schulz, Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Stiftung, Hannover. With essays by Isabel Schulz, Claudine Metzger, Matthias Frehner, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2011.