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Gustav Metzger: Historic Photographs

NEW MUSEUM
Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Mathieu Copeland, Paul McCarthy. Interview by Gary Carrion-Murayari.

Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 71 pgs / 17 color / 7 bw. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780915557943 | $14.95


Hans Ulrich Obrist & Gustav Metzger: The Conversation Series

WALTHER KöNIG
Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gustav Metzger.

Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 168 pgs / 41 bw. | 3/1/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865604989 | $25.00


    

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Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Foreword by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Norman Rosenthal, Sophie O'Brien, Clive Phillpot.

Pbk, 8.75 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 40 color. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
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Gustav Metzger: History History

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essays by Justin Hoffman, Kristine Stiles and Andrew Wilson.

Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 300 pgs / 35 color / 150 bw. | 7/15/2005 | Not available
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Gustav Metzger: Historic PhotographsGustav Metzger: Historic Photographs

Published by New Museum.
Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Mathieu Copeland, Paul McCarthy. Interview by Gary Carrion-Murayari.

Gustav Metzger: Historic Photographs was published for the first US solo exhibition of the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger (born 1926). As a survivor of the Holocaust, Metzger has first-hand experience of displacement and destruction. The exhibition at the New Museum featured the most complete installation to date of Metzger’s series of sculptural installations titled Historic Photographs. This series confronts the viewer with some of the most powerful and tragic images of twentieth-century history, which Metzger has enlarged, obscured or hidden in a variety of ways. Historic Photographs spans a range of historical events including the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto in 1943, the Oklahoma City bombing and environmental destruction in contemporary England.

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Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Foreword by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Norman Rosenthal, Sophie O'Brien, Clive Phillpot.

Pioneer of Auto-Destructive art, affiliate of Fluxus and the subject of several books but never a full retrospective, Gustav Metzger (born 1926) at last receives a substantial retrospective on more than half a century of activity. Born in Nüremberg, Germany, to Polish-Jewish parents, Metzger was evacuated to England with his brother as part of the Kindertransport in 1939 (his parents disappeared in 1943); 20 years later, after a period of study with the painter David Bomberg, he would abandon painting to seek ways of working that would recognize the destructiveness of the twentieth century: “artists have a special part to play in opposing extinction, if only on a theoretical, intellectual basis,” he wrote. Metzger's manifesto for “Auto-Destructve” art led to the famous Destruction in Art Symposium held at the London ICA in 1966, in which Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, Al Hansen and John Latham also participated. His subsequent work has included political activism, installation, performance and writing; among the many iconic images that Metzger has bequeathed to art history is one of him assaulting a large canvas with acid, wearing a gas mask and suit—an instance of creative destructiveness which later inspired Pete Townshend of The Who to trash his guitar onstage. With essays and an interview, Decades records Metzger's passionate war with art for the sake of a more peaceable world.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 8.75 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 40 color.

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PUB DATE 3/31/2010
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Hans Ulrich Obrist & Gustav Metzger: The Conversation SeriesHans Ulrich Obrist & Gustav Metzger: The Conversation Series

Vol. 16

Published by Walther König.
Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gustav Metzger.

In volume 16 of The Conversation Series, Hans Ulrich Obrist presents an in-depth exchange with the venerable German-born artist and activist Gustav Metzger, which illuminates the artist's fascinating life and 60-year career. In 1959, Metzger penned a manifesto of Auto-destructive art, which states in part, "Auto-destructive paintings, sculptures and constructions have a lifetime varying from a few moments to 20 years. When the disintegrative process is complete, the work is to be removed from the site and scrapped." In this volume, Metzger talks to Obrist about his past and present association with Auto-destructive art, how he has come to fuse his art practice with his political commitment to human rights and ecology, how he escaped the Holocaust at the age of 13 and the many projects he has yet to realize.

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WALTHER KöNIG

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Gustav Metzger: History HistoryGustav Metzger: History History

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essays by Justin Hoffman, Kristine Stiles and Andrew Wilson.

Notorious “guitar trasher” Pete Townshend (of the legendary rock band The Who) refers to Gustav Metzger as his teacher--due mainly to the artist/activist's continued reaction to the threat posed by the global nuclear arms race, which he has also opposed politically since 1956. Born the son of Orthodox Jews, Metzger survived the Holocaust through salvation by the Refugee-Children-Movement in England, and, since the 1990s, has worked on a series of Historical Photographs based on his past. Based in topical political, economic and social themes, Metzger's manifestos, concepts and demonstrations often thematize the twentieth century's destructive potential, and also address the capitalist system and the art industry. History History--the comprehensive catalogue to the Metzger retrospective held at the Generali Foundation in Vienna--offers a detailed overview of the artist's oeuvre within its historical context. Numerous original works, documentary materials and an illustrated chronology showcase Metzger's significance from the 1960s until today. Accompanying these visuals are texts from Justin Hoffmann, Kristine Stiles and Andrew Wilson.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 300 pgs / 35 color / 150 bw.

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PUB DATE 7/15/2005
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