Timothy Shipe, curator of the International Dada Archive and co-curator of the Sackner Archive exhibition in the Main Library Gallery, has some stories to share about poet artist Kurt Schwitters and his Merz publications in this new video.
Merz no. 2 appears in the Fall 2020 Main Library Gallery exhibition.
Objects on display in Sackner Archive are from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Special Collections, The University of Iowa Libraries.
The Sackner Archive exhibition was curated by Timothy Shipe, Peter Balestrieri, and Margaret Gamm and will be on display through December 11, 2020.
To learn a bit more about Kurt Schwitters and about Merz as an art style, check out these websites:
The Art Story – Kurt Schwitters and his work
Tate Modern, London – Merz and Dada as art terms
Smithsonian Magazine – A Brief History of Dada
Learn more about the International Dada Archive here:
More information about this exhibition, the Main Library Gallery, and how to schedule a visit: lib.uiowa.edu/gallery