Topic: catalog december II: Schwitters MERZBAU in Baden Baden

Kurt Schwitters Merzbau is interesting because we only have the descriptions of eye witnesses, the space itself – presumably the first installation piece of modernism – was destroyed 1942 in the war. There exist meanwhile some reconstructions of at least large parts of the original space. I visited one in Baden Baden and it was particularly striking, because from the outside you could see that it is build in a wooden box or rather as a pile of wooden boxes with an opening in one of them. In other words, the space looked a bit like a painting that was just transported here in these huge art cases. Very strange! These are my pics from the outside: