Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Schwitters’

MuseumMan : Adam Nankervis

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Autoportrait-David Medalla and Adam Nankervis Santiago Chile 2006

Title: MuseumMan : Adam Nankervis
Location: MadLab
Description: Acting as latterday flâneurs Adam Nankervis and David Medalla set out to re-trace the footsteps of Kurt Schwitters and his peregrinations around Manchester, Bury, St Helens, Liverpool during 1946 – 47. This is a talk from Adam about his experience.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-03-11
End Time: 21:00

Adam Nankervis and David Medalla have been commissed as the official MERZMAN artists in residence during the 5th – 13th March.

Adam Nankervis is an Australian artist, based in Liverpool and Berlin. He has exhibited globally over the last 20 years. His collaborations with Derek Jarman, David Hockney, Peter Tulley and long-term working partnership with David Medalla – the Fillipino kinetesist, founder of participation, performance artist and conceptualist – have developed a varied experimental practice and participation in a widely diverse set of mediums. Under the banner of MuseumMAN he was representative at The Los Angeles Biennial 2001; LIFE/LIVE Musee D’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris-Centro Culturelle de Belem Portugal curated by Hans Ulrich Orbrist 1996; The Johannesburg Bienniale 1997 curated by Okwai Enwazor and Gerardo Mesquera; Boijmans von Boiningham curated by Peter Fillingham; and exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial 2004/2006,The First Latin American Performance Biennale Santiago 2007,and with Museum MAN and the Franklin Furnace exhibition, History of Dissapearance Centro Culturel de Palacio de la Moneda Santiago Chile, Bereznitska+Partner Gallery Berlin 2009 Adam Nankervis is in the collection of the Arts Council England,James Moores Collection,Leo Keulb Collection and private collections worldwide.

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This event is part of the wider MERZMAN : Kurt Schwitters in the Northwest.

KURT MERZ SCHWITTERS – A GRAPHIC NOVEL

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Kurt Merz Schwitters

Title: KURT MERZ SCHWITTERS – A GRAPHIC NOVEL
Location: MadLab (Downstairs)
Description: An exhibition in graphic novel form about the life and work of artist Kurt Schwitters by Lars Fiske.
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2011-03-05 till 2011-03-31. Excluding Sundays.
End Time: 17:00

Over the past few years Norwegian designer and graphic artist Lars Fiske, has been documenting and illustrating the life and works of Kurt Schwitters, including tracing the history and development of all four of Schwitters’ pioneering Merzbau projects from 1923 to 1948. As artists and academics we can also sometimes become too precious or overly reverential about Schwitters.

He was certainly not perfect and not all his work or ideas were that great. At time we need some corrective or alternative perspectives on Schwitters Lars Fiske has certainly done this with his Kurt Merz Schwitters Graphic Novel project and given us all a quite hilarious, but also scholarly, new insight into Kurt Schwitters and his work.

Lars has just recently been completed the full Schwitters Graphic Novel project and we are privileged to have for MERZMAN and Manchester the first public exhibition of the project outside of Norway.

Lars debuted in comics at the age 12 and studied illustration and graphic design in Stockholm and Los Angeles. In the mid-1980s, he published in the music magazine Nye Takter and some of the most important Scandinavian papers. His 2003 picture book ‘Kom, sä løper vi!’ was awarded as “Book of the Year” and “Best Picture Book” by the Norwegian government. Together with Steffen Kverneland, he made the album ‘Olaf G,’ a comics biography about famous cartoonist Olaf Gulbransson.

In association with MERZMAN in Manchester. Find out more of the story.

With support from Littoral Arts Trust.