Gustav Metzger

The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition of works by the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger, which examines the artist’s life-long exploration of politics, ecology and the destructive powers of 20th-century society. Metzger’s career has spanned over 60 years and this is the first time such an extensive overview will be presented in this country.

Art Exhibition previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 29 September 2009 to Sunday 08 November 2009

Liquid Crystal Environment 1965-1988  image Liquid Crystal Environment 1965-1988  image Eichmann and the Angel 2005  image Historic Photographs 1995-2007  image Siegesallee, Victory Over The Sun 2006  image Historic Photograph. Terror and Oppression 2007  image Historic Photographs: Till we have built Jerusalem in England’s green and pleasant land 1998/2007  image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 27 August 2009.
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Born in Nuremberg in 1926 to Polish-Jewish parents, Metzger and his brother were evacuated to Britain in 1939. In 1959, the artist published his first Auto-Destructive Art manifesto, using political and ecological issues as a starting point for his concept of a ‘public art for industrial societies’. Metzger’s work was ahead of its time in its adoption of industrial and everyday materials, and its concern for environmental issues. The artist’s continually evolving practice remains prescient today.