An Avant-Garde Master Gets a Belated Retrospective in Zurich

April 9, 2015 8:13 PM

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A new show at Zurich's Migros Museum re-examines the work of Swiss artist Xanti Schawinsky, a European creative whose work is inextricably bound up with the chaotic period that he had the misfortune to be born into.

The child of Polish Jewish parents, Schawinsky worked briefly in architecture before enrolling at the Bauhaus in 1924. This immediately placed him shoulder to shoulder with those of his fellow students who would go on to exert such influence over visual culture, including Walter Gropius, Wassily Kan...

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