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"When I saw the Nazis march, I saw machine-like people and the power of the Nazi state. Auto-destructive art is to do with rejecting power."

Gustav Metzger

  

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Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish!

A Retrospective

Text by Pontus Kyander, Andrew Wilson, Mathieu Copeland, Leanne Dmyterko, Manuel Olveira. Interview by Dobrila Denegri, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish!.'Act or Perish! accompanies the first extensive overview of Auto-Destructive art pioneer Gustav Metzger (born 1926), organized in 2015–16 at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun and Kunsthall Oslo and Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. The exhibition catalog provides readers with a rich array of theoretical contributions, including a conversation between Dobrila Denegri and Yoko Ono, Ivor Davies, Hermann Nitsch and Jon Hendricks, as well as Metzger’s own writings. Essayists Pontus Kyander, Andrew Wilson, Mathieu Copeland, Dobrila Denegri, Leanne Dmyterko, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Manuel Olveira take up different aspects of Metzger’s work, from the artist’s early political activism to his experimentation with painting and his drafting of the manifestos for Auto-Destructive Art, providing an invaluable and much-awaited document of a pioneer of postwar art.

Raised as a child in Nazi Germany, Gustav Metzger (born 10 April 1926) is an activist political artist who founded the auto-destructive art movement and called for an Art Strike in the late 1970s to protest art's engagement with capitalism.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish!.'

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/2/2017

In Memory of Gustav Metzger, 1926-2017

In Memory of Gustav Metzger, 1926-2017

Artist, political activist and pioneer of auto-destructive art Gustav Metzger has died this week at age 90.
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Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish!

GUSTAV METZGER: ACT OR PERISH!

Text by Pontus Kyander, Andrew Wilson, Mathieu Copeland, Leanne Dmyterko, Manuel Olveira. Interview by Dobrila Denegri, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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Hans Ulrich Obrist & Gustav Metzger: The Conversation Series

HANS ULRICH OBRIST & GUSTAV METZGER: THE CONVERSATION SERIES

Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gustav Metzger.

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