Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn Under Threat in Cumbria

June 9th, 2017

Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Cumbria, UK, is under threat as funding dries up to maintain the artist’s small stone studio and installation, and many art institutions refuse to take on its maintenance.  “Don’t get me wrong, we love it – but we’re two old people who realistically can’t be here laboring for much longer,” says Ian Hunter, one of the lone people currently working to maintain the space. “So what we’ve tried to do is keep it going as best we can because we feel like we have a moral responsibility.”

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