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I am looking forward to going to Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain (30 Jan – 12 May). I like the way TB shows are often less grandiose than those in T Modern, and on more difficult artists from a discomfort zone, the ones that don’t fit in.

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) – artist “worked in collage and paint, sculpture and performance, poetry, and fairy tale…” . And master of Merz (random cut off from “Kommerz”): Merzbau (bombed by the Brits 1944, while KS was living in England!), Merzbarn (a wall built near Ambleside that has now been moved to Newcastle).

Or Merzstall (like Wordstall): vote Kurt S(c)h(w)itters for immediate induction into our hall of (in)famy!