Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Kurt Schwitters, Mz 371 bacco, 1922 Collage of cut and torn, printed, handwritten, tissue and coated papers on paperboard The Menil Collection October 22, 2010 – January 30, 2011 The German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) remains one of the most influential figures of the international avant-garde. In the years following the First World War he coined the term “Merz,” in reference to his ambition to “make connections …between everything in the world.” Hoping to unify […]

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Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructing Abstraction with Wood, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Planos de color con dos maderas superpuestas (Planes of Color with Two Superimposed Wood Pieces), 1928 Collection: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona September 24, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The exhibition will center chiefly on works from the 1920s to the 1940s, spanning the time from when Torres-Garcia lived in Spain, New York, Italy, and France, developing toys and the vocabulary for his wood constructions, to his eventual settlement in Uruguay as the […]

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