Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009

Gustav Metzger: Decades 1959-2009
Library Shelf Location 18.METZ
Publication Date 2009
Description Metzger's practice represents a life-long involvement in left-wing politics, ecology and the creative and destructive powers of twentieth century industrialised societies. The publication draws together the threads of Metzger's practice from 1945 to 2009. Exploring archives, the exhibition will bring the themes and methodologies that have informed the artist's practice for over sixty years to a new generation, who themselves have witnessed the effects of industrialisation, capitalism and globalisation in recent world events. A broad cross-section of Metzger's work is presented, including the auto-destructive and auto-creative works of the 1960s such as the pioneering use of liquid crystals projections; the Historic Photographs series of the 1990s, which respond to major events and catastrophes of the twentieth century, and later works exploring ecological issues, globalisation and commercialisation. Film footage of seminal performances and actions is also presented.
ISBN 9783865606907
Quantity 1
Pages 111
Editor Sophie O'Brien
Format Paperback
Publishers Serpentine Gallery, London, Koenig Books
Related Artist Gustav Metzger
Categories Installation, Painting, Live Art/Performance
Keyword Destruction
Language English

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