Collages in exile: Kurt Schwitters at Tate Britain

29 January 2013

Newspaper scraps, bus tickets, food wrappings, leaves, rope and fabric pieces, even cigarette ends. For Kurt Schwitters, no object was unworthy of attention. The task he had taken up—perhaps a playful one in the beginning, even though its repercussions on his life turned out as dramatic—was precisely this: “A complete breach of inhibitions […] creating […]