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Auto-destructive art

Gustav Metzger

Auto-destructive art

Metzger at AA.

by Gustav Metzger

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Published by Destruction/Creation in [London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century,
  • Art and science,
  • Art -- Technique

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesManifesto world
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN6490 .M48 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination27 p.
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5623645M
    LC Control Number68036335

    Gustav Metzger, the German artist and political activist best known for developing the concept of Auto Destructive Art, has passed away in London at the age of Metzger created new art in the auto-destruction of objects, such as throwing acid over a nylon sheet, causing it to disintegrate. Auto-Destructive Art A lecture-performance by Gustav Metzger. Gustav Metzger: Auto-Destructive Art: flyer Sep Essay on Destruction Art, written by Kristine Stiles for "Book for the Unstable Media," Media Auto-Destructive Art documentation. Related Archive Items.

    Destruction art in its first manifestation of 'Auto-Destructive-Art' is the constant public and social reminder of destruction, its agents, processes, and results. Precisely twenty years after Metzger was sent to England in at the age of 12, when his family was arrested by the Gestapo in Nuremburg, he formulated his theory. A Frightful Leap into Darkness: Auto-Destructive Art and Extinction In a new book titled Wild Things: Queer Theory After Nature, I develop a new critical vocabulary to access different, transdisciplinary ways of thinking about race, sexuality, alternative political imaginaries and queer futurity and : Jack Halberstam.

    The first public demonstration of Gustav Metzger’s concept of ‘auto-destructive art’ took place at the Temple Gallery in London on the afternoon of 22 June At the beginning of the performance, the artist was invisible to his audience, separated from them by a large pane of glass, across which was stretched a sheet of white Nylon. Auto-Destructive Art German-Jewish avant-garde artist Gustav Metzger demonstrates his 'Auto-Destructive Art' at the South Bank, London, 3rd July Metger paints using a spray gun and hydrochloric acid on three nylon sheets, coloured white, black .


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Auto-destructive art was inherently political; also carrying anti-capitalist and anti-consumerist messages. It addressed society’s unhealthy fascination with destruction, as well as the negative impact of machinery on our existence.

In Metzger and others organised the Destruction in Art Symposium in London. Gustav Metzger: Auto-Destructive Art () Auto-destructive art is primarily a form of public art for industrial societies. Self-destructive painting, sculpture and construction is a total unity of idea, site, form, colour, method, and timing of the disintegrative process.

This has been referenced in some major areas, such as that of art and iconoclasm and auto-destructive art movements. Less evident are accounts of more intimate, smaller scale 'destructive' interventions into the world of the made or exhibited art object, or more singular and particularised approaches to the representation of mass destruction.5/5(1).

Cultural Writing. Art. Gustav Metzger Auto-destructive art book born in Nuremberg in and came to Britain in as a Polish citizen, but since the late forties has been stateless. During his involvement with the anti-nuclear campaign, he continued to develop Auto-Destructive Art and its subsequent manifestations in the 60s and : Paperback.

Art. Gustav Metzger was born in Nuremberg in and came to Britain in as a Polish citizen, but since the late forties has been stateless. During his involvement with the anti-nuclear campaign, he continued to develop Auto-Destructive Art /5. Townshend was directly influenced by Metzger as a student at Ealing School of Art, attending Metzger’s “Auto-Destructive Art, Auto-Creative Art” lecture, and helped finance the book Gustav Metzger Writings (–)—recently published by JRP|Editions—which collects of Auto-destructive art book art activist texts, written between and Author: Joseph Nechvatal.

Gustav Metzger, the founder of the “auto-destructive” art movement, whose politically motivated creations were designed to mock modern society by disintegrating over time and whose ideas. The auto-destructive idea, as set out in the book, is a powerful call for art to enact “the transformation of our world from a sick planet to a healthy one.” Text by Alessandro Bava.

Auto-Destructive Art: Metzger at AA, by Gustav Metzger (Bedford Press, ) is currently only available only as eBook. - Explore amaranthb's board "auto-destructive art", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Art, Creative destruction and Joseph schumpeter pins.

Gustav Metzger was born in Nürnberg in and came to Britain in as a Polish citizen, but since the late forties has been stateless. During his involvement with the anti-nuclear campaign, he continued to develop Auto-Destructive Art and its.

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Gustav Metzger, the inventor of auto-destructive art who spent a lifetime baffling, infuriating and thrilling audiences, as well as influencing generations of younger artists, has died aged   The starting reference for this work has been Auto-Destructive Art, a concept developed in the ’60s by Fluxus member Gustav Metzger, based on “Destroy, and you create”, the idea of shaping a work of art through a disintegrative process: in his first public demonstration, the German artist and activist hid behind a glass surface across which was stretched a sheet.

1 Introduction Art scholar Norbert Lynton writes in The Story of Modern Art, that “a museum that allocates funds to acquiring a piece of auto-destructive art is attacking the very role of museums”.

1 This role, to preserve artworks for the benefit of future generations, has remained a fundamental tenet of the art museum since its origins. Gustav Metzger demonstrating auto-destructive art at the South Bank, London, He used a paint spray gun and acid on nylon sheets, which began to.

Auto-destructive art is committed to a left-wing revolutionary position in politics, and to struggles against future wars.’ Gustav Metzger, introduction to Auto-Destructive Art: Metzger at AA Facsimile edition of a lecture transcript given by German-born artist Gustav Metzger at the Architectural Association in February Above: Metzger performing "The Southbank Demonstration," London, AUTO DESTRUCTIVE ART Auto-destructive art is primarily a form of public art for industrial societies.

Self-destructive painting, sculpture and construction is a total unity of idea, site, form, colour, method and timing of the disintegrative process. I suggest this to reject the fetish of the Original Work, against which translation is always positioned.

To do so, I’m adapting this term from Gustav Metzger’s “Manifesto Auto-Destructive Art,” which states that “[a]uto-destructive art is art which contains within itself an agent which automatically leads to its destruction within a period of time not to exceed twenty years.”.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Contents: Nature demised resurrects as environment / Gustav Metzger --Auto-destructive art / Gustav Metzger --Papa what did you do when the Nazis built the concentration camps?My dear, they never told us anything / Andrew Wilson --Gustav Metzger.

Manifestos MANIFESTOS. AUTO-DESTRUCTIVE ART MANIFESTO. By Gustav Metzger "Auto-destructive art is the transformation of technology into public art." Metzger presents his ideas of a radical art. Read more. FIRST THINGS FIRST MANIFESTO. By Ken Garland.

This updated version of the /64 manifesto is a call for graphic designers to use their. While Ortiz wrecked his piano, Metzger painted on nylon with hydrochloric acid, creating "auto-destructive art,"and Yoko Ono imperiled her own body in Cut Piece, inviting the audience to slice at Author: Vicky Gan.

Manifestos and texts on auto-destructive art and beyond from countercultural artist and activist Gustav Metzger. Bringing together more than texts written between andthis comprehensive volume establishes artist and activist Gustav Metzger (–) as one of the towering figures of the 20th century, a long-overdue recognition of Metzger's .Auto-destructive art re-enacts the obsession with destruction, the pummeling to which individuals and masses are subjected.

Auto-destructive art mirrors the compulsive perfectionism of arms manufacture - polishing to destruction point. Auto-destructive art is the transformation of technology into public art.