Kurt Schwitters' last Merzbau: The Elterwater Merz Barn

Architectural Workshops at The Merz Barn

Zaha Hadid and Kurt Schwitters

Workshops & seminars – for architecture, art, design and built heritage students

Monday 11 – Friday 15 July 2016;   Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Langdale Cumbria LA22 9JB

A five day programme and introduction to some of the key architectural issues and practical conservation work involved in the restoration of the site of Kurt Schwitters’ last Merzbau, the Elterwater Merz Barn.   <www.merzbarn.net> <www.facebook.com/MerzmanProject?fref=photo>

Accommodation will be available on site.

Conserving a pioneering modernist experimental site in a rural location

Following considerable damage to the Merz Barn and site during last winter’s storms the Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn project site will be undergoing restoration and conservation work over the summer.  As a preliminary to this work, Dr. Ian Hunter Director of the Kurt Schwitters Merz barn project and Andrew Shepherd Dip.Arch., Dip. Cons., R.I.B.A., F.R.S.A, I.H.B.C., formerly Head of the Architectural Association Building Conservation Dept. will be leading the workshops.  These will involve hands-on work experience, and an introduction to the design and planning issues relating to the recovery and conservation of a pioneering early modernist architecture experimental site, in a National Park location.

Seminar – Zaha Hadid and the Merz Barn.

Part-funding for the conservation work has been contributed by the Galerie Gmurzynska, with the support of Zaha Hadid Architecture London, following a recommendation from Hadid, before she died earlier this year in Florida, that Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn project should be supported and and conserved.   Reference will accordingly be made to Zaha Hadid’s current Merzbau architectural installation at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich.<http://uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1428258/kurt-schwitters-meets-zaha-hadid-at-galerie-gmurzynska>.

For more information on fees and registration please contact:  Celia Larner or Ian Hunter

t. 015394 37309   e. <littoral@btopenworld.com>

Author: https://www.facebook.com/MerzBarnLangdale/?fref=ts

The site where Kurt Schwitters created his last great Merz artwork

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