Blog Post Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters: Merz, is a major retrospective exhibition of the artist at Galerie Gmurzynska, bringing together a unique selection of seventy works across all media. Key works of each period are presented in a fully transformed gallery space designed by Zaha Hadid. This collaboration results from the idea of an architectural homage by Zaha Hadid to the famous Merzbau of Kurt Schwitters. Having successfully realised a similar project seven years ago, where Hadid transformed Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich into a Suprematist space in reference to Kasimir Malevich, this collaborative project pays tribute to the second important artistic influence on Hadid’s work – Kurt Schwitters.