Wednesday 22 March 2017, 10.30AM to 5.00ppm
MerzNorth is a loose organisation of artists, curators and academics from the North of England with an interest in the legacy of the artist Kurt Schwitters and the site of his final art work, the Merz Barn, in the Lake District.
York is hosting the fourth gathering of MerzNorth to consider the theme of 'Merz. Memory and the Museum' in advance of the reopening of the refurbished Hatton Gallery in Newcastle this autumn, with the Merz Barn Wall given pride of place in its new displays and further plans for the original site of the barn in Elterwater.
Contact Michael White (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
10:30-11:00 Arrival: Coffee and Tea
11:00-11:15 Introductory comments - Collecting Nothing: Dada Museums
11:15-12:00 Updates on the Merz Barn and Merz Barn Wall
12:00-13:00 Mediating Culture
14:00-16:00 Merz Sites: Project Space and Research-based Practice
Chaired by Mark Wilson (University of Cumbria)
16:00-16:15 Coffee and Tea
16:15-17:00 Final discussion and next steps
With support from the Culture and Communication Research Theme, University of York and the History of Art Department, University of York.
Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building
Admission: All welcome