Kurt schwitters forum. William Kentridge: ‘One needs sometimes to show the power of the irrational world as a demonstration of the limits of the rational world’

Arp* / Schwitters* / Hausmann*

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To think of the Merzbau in terms of architecture would shift the focus onto questions of architectural specificity and its limits, thereby obscuring the problem at hand: the centrality of a process undetermined by ends, objects or products. Jaleh Mansoor From 1919 until a night in early October 1937, when Allied bombing destroyed the Merzbau, Kurt Schwitters continuously composed and manipulated this assemblage. The object becomes a machine itself as well as a material aggregate testifying to process and becoming part of another process: the producing assemblage. These fragments often make witty allusions to current events. It was a period when an artist instead of committing to making an oil on canvas could work as easily with sound, power, movement, or dance.

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Littoral Arts Trust

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They insisted that any, however violated, adherence to the formal codes salient to those practices necessarily signified an allegiance to Western bourgeois discourses, politics, and values. The final object the architectural work was of little consequence. St Thomas the Apostle Church, Harlem, New York. Nevertheless, the relation between object and drawing remains unmotivated; contour does not enclose color. The assemblage-as-machine entails a cutting and connecting of everyday trash, everyday materiality, rather than a representational or referential relation to the outside world. She may redirect the flow and operational mode of the machine and so elaborate a desiring-machine within the introjected machine.

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Bibliothek im Kurt

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As such, Merz opens onto a set of material processes always already operative. An interesting artist and a very welcome addition to our year long Artist of the Month series. New York: Zone Books, 1992 , 16-35. Materiality surfaces and functions along the machinic armature, which it reciprocally effects; hylè cuts into the machine even as the machine cuts into it. He lived in a bourgeois house inside which he created the most amazing cubistic-constructivist architectural sphere, his so called.

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Bibliothek im Kurt

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Many things that dadaists did in their attempt not to be making art opened up wide realms of work, ways of working and strategies that showed what the parameters of art could be for those of us working 100 years later. The representational, the very conditions of representability, and the regime of the visual code so carefully investigated in Cubist collage cede to procedural excess. The eerie labyrinthine and subterranean sexuality operative in Merzbau in the investiture of space with bodily flows and byproducts, and the inclusion of an object deriving from the Other, surfaces as a set of practices. A wooden band, a broken barrel part, assumes the role of drawing, as it seems to delimit painterly modeling, chiaroscuro, and local color. They would not accept the Dadaist object as a particular strand of painterly practice. At the same time, trash functions in contiguity to formal components: line, color, etc.

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William Kentridge: ‘One needs sometimes to show the power of the irrational world as a demonstration of the limits of the rational world’

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The object is not to compare, to make equivalent or to contrast man and machine, but rather to require of them an encounter. Surrealism attempted Socialist revolution through the emancipation of the unconscious and desire. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,! A law delineates a term around which other terms cohere. Rather, the function of connecting and cutting material, of continuous production, is what mattered. The artist exteriorized parts of his own body and incorporated them into the tunnels or architectural shell. Because Merzbau was a continuous project altered daily, the small apertures were often sliced out of a larger mass, or covered over and buried under the agglomeration of objects, wood or plaster. Rather than a reference point, a static problem, or a thematic presence, sexuality becomes a productive force, endlessly productive of production.

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October Artist of the Month: Kurt Schwitters

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The frame—usually guarantor of aesthetic autonomy—is here compromised by bits and pieces of tin, string, and stuff, all of which appear as much a part of the virtual space of the composition as the actual space of the outside world. They were concealed by the monstrous growth of the column, covered by other sculptural excrescence, new people, new shapes, colors, and details. Schwitters manages to twist the bourgeois dialectic between private and public sphere. The first dimension consisted of a crafted architectural structure made of plaster and wood, and built up along multiple, irregular axes. From 2013 the Trust has received support on a project by project basis, and is currently the recipient of funding to carry out a consultancy survey on the future of the Elterwater Merz Barn project.

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Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau: The Desiring House

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That which forms machine , and that which is formed hylè , are continuous with one another. Charity No: 1002365; Company No 02526443 Reg. I had done two-, three- and even four-minute sections of it during lectures on performances, but performance in full is kind of a departure. The slices and openings perform on a microcosmic level what the avant-garde had attempted on large scale: the transformation of collective life through the radical interpenetration of the street and the interior, of individual private existence and public collective experience. This machine, in turn, produces and is produced by affiliations between scraps and residua, or chance relations between elements that are ultimately distinct. Her dissertation is on the significance of the readymade for Fifties abstract painting in Italy, France, and America. Much is clarified with the opportunity to see a comprehensive exhibition of his works, the first to be made available to the Western United States.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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Trash does not constitute the contents of an otherwise traditional or mimetic depiction, nor does it undergo a metamorphosis from trash to find itself born anew on the other side of the frame as Art. A Performa 17 Commission at Harlem Parish. Schwitters deploys what Dadaists would refer to as the hegemonic machine of bourgeois Modernist painting; yet he perversely manipulates the very forces of production within that artistic practice. The estate and buildings were the site of the locally famous landscape gardens created by Harry Pierce in the 1940s and 50s. The way he dressed was conventional, yet he himself never was.

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