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Merzbau Pavilions: Speculations and Propositions

13 July 2021 to 29 August 2021 | 10am – 7pm

Merz Barn, Cylinders Estate, Elterwater Cumbria LA22 9JB

An exhibition of RCA Sculpture ‘FESTUS’ projects in collaboration with the Merz Barn.

Merzbau Pavilions: Speculations and Propositions includes eight collaborative projects developed by RCA sculpture students, each of whom undertook to articulate a particular thematic, artistic, stylistic or aesthetic aspect of Schwitters’ oeuvre in relation to the task of proposing a Merzbau pavilion. The project led to a series of innovative, absurd and sometimes outrageous designs for a Merzbau-inspired exhibition pavilion, with the possibility of ancillary performances, and associated installations to be located in the woods and fields that surround the Merz Barn site in Langdale. 

Merzbau Pavilions: Speculations and Propositions is located in one of the most scenic valleys in the Lake District National Park. The work in the exhibition puts forward detailed proposals for a range of experimental art and architectural pavilion commissions, planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary celebrations of Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn in July 2022.

In partnership with Merz Barn and Ian Hunter and Celia Larner of the Littoral Arts Trust.


Private view: Monday 12 July, 1–6pm

Merz Barn, Cylinders Estate, Elterwater Cumbria LA22 9JB