The Schwitters Scandal – Kurt Schwitters

Simon Chu, GB 1996, 53’, D, courtesy of Arthaus Musik

Looking back at Schwitters’ life and work, the film by Simon Chu adopts the narrative mode of an art world thriller, telling the tale of an attempted abduction, sensational inheritance disputes, entangled galleries – and an artist whose Dadaist collage technique, while highly esteemed today, took astonishingly long to gain recognition.

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