29 NOVEMBER 2015

Our latest KSUK Newsletter (November 2015) in now available to members.

Kurt Schwitters Society Journals

The 2015 issue of Sch…the Kurt Schwitters Society Journal contains five essays:

  1. Isabel Schulz: Old Masters, New Forms - the Merz Madonnas of Kurt Schwitters
  2. Agnes Cardinal: Kurt Schwitters and Robert Walser
  3. Cole Collins: 'The Thing about PIN'
  4. Aaron Senitt: Kindergarten Merzbau
  5. Jan-Hendrik Steffan: 'Weshalb sind Sie nicht im Opernhause und im Schauspielhause abonniert?' Kurt Schwitters' typographical work in Hanover
23 AUGUST 2015

Newsletters

Our latest KSUK Newsletter (August 2015) in now available to members. Here is a little taster.

Kurt Schwitters Society Newsletter: Essays

Back copies of the Newsletters in pdf format are available to members on request.

Title

Author

KSUK Newsletter




Book review: Jed Rasula: Destruction was my Beatrice

Gwendolen Webster

August 2015

Harry Pierce, Margaret Miller and Cylinders Estate 1948

Lloyd Gibson

August 2015

A Museum or a Mausoleum? Remembering Dada 100 Years On

Cole Collins

August 2015

Book review: Marc Dachy: La cathédrale de la misere erotique. D'un rhytnme superior en architecture

Gwendolen Webster

May 2015

Kurt Schwitters at the Armitt

Deborah Walsh

May 2015

17 APRIL 2015

RESEARCH

Rosine Hunter, Christina, Romantic Fragments: Kurt Schwitters' Collages PhD diss. Columbia University, New York (New York) 2003
Curt Germundson, "Die 'Kathedrale' im Werk von Kurt Schwitters".


10 MARCH 2015

NEWS

Our latest KSUK Newsletter (February 2015) in now available to members. Here is a little taster.

EXHIBITIONS

DERDABERLIN: Eröffnungsausstellung
28 March - 15 February 2015
Forthcoming exhibition in Hannover: Madonna: Frau - Mutter - Kultfigur
16 October 2015 - 21 February 2016

RESEARCH

Petra Schaesberg, "Polyperspektive und Merz. Kurt Schwitters, Das Kirschbild 1921" in Konzept der Collage Paradigmenwechsel in der Entwicklung der Collage von Pablo Picasso bis Edward Ruscha, PhD diss, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, 2004, pp 87-108.
Julia Genz, Nonsense, Ban, and Banality in Schwitters's Merz in Nonsense and Other Senses: Regulated Absurdity in Literature, ed. Elisabetta Tarantino and Carlo Caruso, Newcastle 2009, , p. 227-236

10 FEBRUARY 2015

RESEARCH

Title

Author

KSUK Newsletter




Schwitters and Dadaglobe

Adrian Sudhalter

November 2014

Castle and Cathedral with Courtyard Well

Matthew Mindrup

November 2014


5 FEBRUARY 2015

RESEARCH

2000
Die Typographen Kurt Schwitters und David Carson im Vergleich
Der Befreite Buchstabe
Richard Grasshof, Der Befreite Buchstabe - Merz

MEDIA

An Anna Blume - ein Blog über 27 Sinne, 8 Fragen und 5 Farben


31 JANUARY 2015

PROJECTS

Merz Legacy in the UK: A project involving students from the Sheffield School of Architecture

MEDIA

The Dada Companion
A new recording of the Ursonate and other sound poems by Kurt Schwitters
An Anna Blume - Finfilm

EVENTS

Rob Airey reports on the KS10 conference in Elterwater

COLLECTIONS

Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
Moderna Museet - Stockholm

RESEARCH

Title

Author

KSUK Newsletter




Kurt Schwitters: the Making of a Norwegian Collection

Oda Wildhagen Gjessing

November 2014

Interview with Jo Clarke

Helen Perkins

November 2014

The Millenium Tapestry

Celia Larner

November 2014

The Schwitters' Legacy Workshop

Lloyd Gibson

November 2014

Title

Author

KSUK Journal




'More consistent and systematic than any form of writing I know'. Kurt Schwitters' Systemschrift

Robin Fuller

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 3-22

Kurt Schwitters' Architectural Models

Matthew Mindrup

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 23-38

'From the back as from the front'. Feminist Perspectives in Anna Blossom has Wheels'

Cole Collins

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 39-52

Reasoning Irrationally. The Logics of Kurt Schwitters' Merz-World

Rodanthi Vardouli

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 53-62

The Errant Text

Allen Weiss (with an introduction by Roger Cardinal

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 4, 2014, p. 63-72


23 JANUARY 2015

NEWS

The Kurt Schwitters Society regrets to announce that Mary Burkett, one of our most distinguished members, passed away in November 2014. Tributes to Mary will appear in our February 2015 Newsletter

The 2014 issue of the Kurt Schwitters Society Journal contains five essays:

  1. Robin Fuller: 'More consistent and systematic than any form of writing I know'. Kurt Schwitters' Systemschrift.
  2. Matthew Mindrup: Kurt Schwitters' Architectural Models.
  3. Cole Collins: 'From the back as from the front'. Feminist Perspectives in Anna Blossom has Wheels'.
  4. Reasoning Irrationally. The Logics of Kurt Schwitters' Merz-World.
  5. Allen Weiss: The Errant Text (with an introduction by Roger Cardinal).
MEDIA


Some remarkable close-ups of the Merz Barn wall in Newcastle

EXHIBITIONS

Shatter Rupture Break - The Art Institute of Chicago
15 February - 3 May 2015

PUBLICATIONS

Kurt Schwitters - Avant Garde and Advertising (exhibition catalogue)

SALES AND AUCTIONS

Works by Kurt Schwitters at Christie's

RESEARCH

Kurt Schwitters on Academia (log-in required)
Joseph Hawkins "The Merzbarn: the Architectural Imagination of Kurt Schwitters", PhD Diss. University of East London, UK, 2014
Isabel Schulz, Zur Ursonate von Kurt Schwitters, in: Der Wert des Originals, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, (Reihe: Marbacher Magazin, vol. 148, Marbach (Neckar) 2014, S. 49-52
Interview with Jennifer Gross on the Société Anonyme


9 OCTOBER 2014

RESEARCH

Rodanthi Vardouli "Performative Autobiography as Design Attitude:The Merz-World of Kurt Schwitters, PhD diss. MIT Department of Architecture, May 2014


23 SEPTEMBER 2014

RESEARCH

Christoph Zeller, "Aus Müll Gold gesponnen: Kurt Schwitters' Merzkunst und die Inflation", in German Studies Review, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 345-367.
Richard Grasshoff, Der Befreite Buchstabe: Über Lettrismus - Letters in Freedom, PhD diss, FU Berlin, 2001
Nadine Schnorr Kurt Schwitters - Das plastische Werk (Term paper) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
"Rauher, dreckiger, unruhiger"
Gwendolen Webster, Some notes on Das Huthbild, KSUK Newsletter April 2012

PUBLICATIONS

Alec Finlay: A beehive for Kurt Schwitters and Harry Pierce

  KURT SCHWITTERS: DIE SAMMELKLADDEN 1919-1923
  "Bleichsucht und Blutarmut", "Gästebuch für die Merzausstellung",
   "Schwarzes Notizbuch VI", "8 uur", "Kritiken. Spezialhaus für Abfälle"
  und lose Kritiken, ed. Ursula Kocher and Isabel Schulz in
  collaboration with the Sprengel Museum Hannover.
  Publisher: De Gruyter, Berlin. Series: Kurt Schwitters. Alle Texte
  Review in the KSUK Newsletter May 2014
  Review by Vladimir Alexeev
  New review of Die Sammelkladden (in German)

EVENTS

New appeal: The Hatton Gallery and the Merz Barn Wall

MEDIA

Kurt Schwitters: Portrait of a starving artist


2 SEPTEMBER 2014

NEWS

Our newsletters are available to KSUK members only. Have a peek at our latest newsletter (August 2014).

PUBLICATIONS

Das Kurt-Schwitters-Archiv des Sprengel Museums Hannover wird um mehrere typografische Arbeiten des Merz-Künstlers erweitert


RESEARCH

The Merz journals online, International Dada Archive, University of Iowa
Reiner Meyer, Die Reklamekunst der Keksfabrik Bahlsen in Hannover von 1889-1945 PhD diss., Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 1999
Christoph Zeller, "Aus Müll Gold gesponnen: Kurt Schwitters' Merzkunst und die Inflation", in German Studies Review, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 345-367
Gwendolen Webster, 'A Perfect Package’ The Merz Barn and the Picturesque, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 2. p. 31-46.


6 AUGUST 2014

PUBLICATIONS

  Kurt Schwitters: Zwischen Geist und Materie
  by Christine Eckett: Reimer, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3496014522
  2012
  Review by Olaf Peters



KURT SCHWITTERS: DIE SAMMELKLADDEN 1919-1923. Review by Vladimir Alexeev

EXHIBITIONS

Museu Fundación Juan March, Palma de Mallorca: Kurt Schwitters.Avant-Garde and Advertising

16 July - 4 October 2014

RESEARCH

Petra Kunzelmann "ich fordere die abstrakte Verwendung der Kritiker" Kurt Schwitters und die Kunstkritik, PhD. Diss. Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen 2014

EVENTS

Plans for £1m Elterwater arts centre

COLLECTIONS

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB

MEDIA

TateShots: Kurt Schwitters's Portraits

SALES

In The Saleroom: Kurt Schwitters' Ja - Was? - Bild - watch the bidding.


19 MAY 2014

NEWS

Have a peek at our latest newsletter (May 2014).

RESEARCH

Megan Luke, "Togetherness in Exile".

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada
Guggenheim Collection, Venice

PUBLICATIONS

Merz to Emigré and Beyond : Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, by Steven Heller
Medieval Modern, Art Out of Time by Alexander Nagel
Hugo Ball - Kurt Schwitters, Studien zur literarischen Moderne, by Gerhard Schaub


16 APRIL 2014

RESEARCH

Esther Leslie, "Wheels, Suitcases, Angels: Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin."
Sören Lenman, Henry See, Michael Century and Bruce Pennycook, “Merz: Creating Personal and Shared Spaces on the World Wide Web
Mike Johnson, "Kurt Merz Schwitters: Aesthetics, Politics and the Negentropic Principle"
Ian Reddy, Merz magic: Kurt Schwitters and his millenarian art of protection, Carleton University, 2009, 149 pages
Reiner Meyer, Die Reklamekunst der Keksfabrik Bahlsen in Hannover von 1889-1945 PhD diss., Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 1999

PROJECTS

John Darwell – After Schwitters


23 MARCH 2014

PUBLICATIONS

Contos Mércio, translated by Maria Aparecida Barbosa, editora ufsc, 2014

MEDIA

Dr Isabel Schulz from the Kurt Schwitters Archive, Sprengel Museum, talks about Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau


4 MARCH 2014

RESEARCH

Kurt Schwitters - works in Dada publications


10 FEBRUARY 2014

NEWS

Our latest Newsletter (February 2014) is now available to members only.
Old master of faked paintings
Warning of 'industrial' trade in fake paintings

COLLECTIONS

The V & A's Entartete Kunst inventory

RESEARCH

Kurt Schwitters Archive - holdings
Anke te Heesen, The Newspaper Clipping: A Modern Paper Object, Manchester University Press 2014
E.S. Schaffer, "Kurt Schwitters, Merzkünstler: art and word-art", in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry, vol. 6, Issue 1, 1990

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal: Essays

Title

Author

KSUK Journal




Mime in the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters

Stina Barchan di Maria

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 3-18

Black and White and Read All Over

Michael White

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 19-28

"I am still a German." The Unfortunate Exile of Kurt Schwitters

Andrew Laird

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p 29-39

Herbert von Garvens and Kurt Schwitters

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 3, 2013, p. 40-55

The Wandering Merzbau

Megan Luke

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 3-10

"I feel wretchedly depressed here in Waldhausen." The sad fate of Helma Schwitters

Götz-Lothar Darsow

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p 25-30

'Far Away From'. Kurt Schwitters, the Merz barn and the Biomorphic Forties

Lloyd Gibson

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 11-24

A Perfect Package' The Merz Barn and the Picturesque

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 2, 2012, p. 31-47

'An Unusual Type of Museum Director'; Alexander Dornber and his work in Hanover

Ines Katenhusen

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 1, 2011, p. 14-26

Interdisciplinarity and the contribution of Kurt Schwitters

Nigel Whiteley

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 1, 2011, p. 4 - 13

MERZabbildung: Kurt Schwitters' last collages

Chiara Barbieri

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No. 1, 2011, p 27-39

Kurt Schwitters on the Lofoten Islands

Gwendolen Webster

Kurt Schwitters Society Journal
No. 1, 2011, p. 40 - 49.

PUBLICATIONS

KURT SCHWITTERS: DIE SAMMELKLADDEN 1919-1923

MEDIA

Andrew Laird: The Destruction of the Merzbau in October 1943


18 JANUARY 2014

EXHIBITIONS

Dukes Gallery, Lancaster, Kurt Schwitters - his journey and life in the Lake District
7 January – 26 January 2014

Neue Galerie, New York "Degenerate Art"
13 March – 30 June, 2014

SALES AND AUCTIONS

The Kurt Schwitters archive is concerned about a rising number of ‘trapper’ works, sold with the suggestion that they might be genuine, emanating from London.
Schwitters under the hammer at Christies

PUBLICATIONS

Kurt Schwitters, Space, Image, Exile by Megan Luke, Feb. 2104. Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Schrift und Bild im Werk von Kurt Schwitters, Zum Problem der reinen Form by Aurelio Fichter, Feb. 2014. Publisher: H.W.Fichter

EVENTS

The future of Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn remains uncertain

RESEARCH

Stina Barchan di Maria, Mime in the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 3-18
Andrew Laird, "I am still a German." The Unfortunate Exile of Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 29-39
Gwendolen Webster, Herbert von Garvens and Kurt Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 40-55
Michael White, Black and White and Read All Over, Kurt Schwitters Society Journal No 3, pp. 19-28


8 JANUARY 2014

NEWS

Our newsletters are available to KSUK members only. Have a peek at our latest newsletter (November 2013).

The 2013 issue of the Kurt Schwitters Society Journal contains four essays: Black and White and Read All Over (Michael White), "I am still a German." The Unfortunate Exile of Kurt Schwitters (Andrew Laird), Mime in the Archive: Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters (Stina Barchan di Maria) and Herbert von Garvens and Kurt Schwitters (Gwendolen Webster).

EXHIBITIONS

Sprengel Museum Hannover: Every possible thing that interests us”. The text collections of Kurt Schwitters
12 February – 25 May 2014

Das Sprengel Museum Hannover wird 2014 "very british"

EVENTS

90 years after - a reconstruction of Dada Utrecht (reviewed in the KSUK Newsletter November 2103)

PUBLICATIONS

  Kurt Schwitters Auguste Bolte – a new edition






  After Dada, Marta Hegemann and the Cologne avant-garde
  by Dorothy Rowe
  November 2013




  Kurt Schwitters: Zwischen Geist und Materie
  by Christine Eckett: Reimer, Berlin, ISBN: 978-3496014522
  2012




January 2014, KURT SCHWITTERS: DIE SAMMELKLADDEN 1919-1923
"Bleichsucht und Blutarmut", "Gästebuch für die Merzausstellung", "Schwarzes Notizbuch VI", "8 uur", "Kritiken. Spezialhaus für Abfälle" und lose Kritiken, ed. Ursula Kocher and Isabel Schulz in collaboration with the Sprengel Museum Hannover. Publisher: De Gruyter, Berlin. Series: Kurt Schwitters. Alle Texte

Andrew Laird tells the story behind the destruction of the Hannover Merzbau.