SCHWITTERS IN ENGLAND …

… was an exhibition at Sprengel museum in Hannover 2013 (http://www.haz.de/Nachrichten/Kultur/Uebersicht/Kurt-Schwitters-in-England). Senator Stephan Watrin (http://www.stephanslust.de/) had accompanied me to Hannover on July 14th, 2013. We had a great ride in my car and a swell time at the museum including a lunch of Dada pizza.

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The Senator enters my old Renault Kangoo.
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No trouble getting to our parking space at Hannover’s famous city lake called “Maschsee” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maschsee)
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There we are on our way to the museum building.
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Sprengel museum showing the exhibition banner.
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Senator Stephan Watrin on Kurt Schwitters Platz in front of Sprengel museum.
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Of course, of course!
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Having purchased our tickets (reduced price for retired persons) we’re approaching the entrance.
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Naturally we first paid a visit to the famous Merzbau replica (taking pictures is generally prohibited, but who could have resisted?).
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We felt kind of overwhelmed I admit, though it had been the Senator’s second visit there and my third one.
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Left the Senator speechless so to speak (http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/08/kurt-schwitters-reconstructions-of-the-merzbau).
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Contemplating the Merzman’s genius?
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View from the museum terrace.
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The site of our lunch break.
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Waldhausenstraße 5 is where the original Merzbau once stood. The Schwitters building doesn’t exist anymore having been bombed to rubbish by the Royal Air Force in 1944. We had intended going there, but finally didn’t make it.

 

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Exhibited works: CHICKEN AND EGG (1946)
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Exhibited works: COLOURED WOOD CONSTRUCTION (1943).
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Exhibited works: EN MORN (1947).
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Exhibited works: GREEN OVER YELLOW (1947).
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Exhibited works: KLEINES MERZBILD (1947).
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Exhibited works: THE MERZBARN (https://merzbarnlangdale.wordpress.com/).
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Exhibited works: RELIEF WITHIN RELIEF (1942-45).
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Exhibited works: UGLY GIRL (1942-45).
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Exhibited works: TRAVELLING TRUNK.
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Exhibited works: TRAVELLING TRUNK COLLAGE.

 

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