Gustav Metzger

1926–2017

Gustav Metzger, ‘Liquid Crystal Environment’ 1965, remade 2005
Liquid Crystal Environment 1965, remade 2005
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Biography

Gustav Metzger (10 April 1926 – 1 March 2017) was an artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art and the Art Strike. Together with John Sharkey, he initiated the Destruction in Art Symposium in 1966. Metzger was recognised for his protests in the political and artistic realms.

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Meet the Artist: Gustav Metzger

Reading between the lines: tabloids and art

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Talking Art: Gustav Metzger

After a career spanning decades, Gustav Metzger is now in greater demand than ever, generating new projects as for Münster ...
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Gustav Metzger: Talking Art

For Talking Art, Gustav Metzger is interviewed by Andrew Wilson, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate.

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Gustav Metzger: Artist’s Talk

In the face of information overload - for example on the internet - and a range of difficult dilemmas, Metzger questions whether ...

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