In celebration of Tate Britain's special exhibition titled 'Schwitters in Britain', BBC Radio3 celebrates a work dedicated to Kurt Schwitters, written by composer Christopher Fox. The work is called "Three Constructions after Kurt Schwitters".
This work was composed in 1993 and was composed for the Dada artist at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. It lasts for about 15 minutes and is quite interesting (you'll see what I mean right away). The program can be heard here: BBC Radio3
Also in this podcast, Ivan Hewett talks with Christopher Fox about his work and about Kurt Schwitters.
The Tate writes about 'Schwitters in Britain', saying:
"Schwitters in Britain is the first major exhibition to examine the late work of Kurt Schwitters, one of the major artists of European Modernism. The exhibition focuses on his British period, from his arrival in Britain as a refugee in 1940 until his death in Cumbria in 1948. Schwitters was forced to flee Germany when his work was condemned as ‘degenerate’ by Germany’s Nazi government and the show traces the impact of exile on his work. It includes over 150 collages, assemblages and sculptures many shown in the UK for the first time in over 30 years."
Schwitters in Britain
Tate Britain: Exhibition
30 January – 12 May 2013