Gustav Metzger

Born in Nuremberg and lives in London

Gustav Metzger
Gustav Metzger

From 1945 to 1953, Metzger studied at art schools in Cambridge, London, Antwerp and Oxford. His practice has spanned over 65 years, focusing on opposing yet interdependent forces, such as destruction and creation. In 1959, he developed the concept of ‘auto-destructive art’ and ‘auto-creative art’, proposing works that reflect the destructive nature of political and economic systems.
In 2015, Gustav Metzger created his first digital work “Mass Media:”, co-commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries in partnership with The Space.

Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Monnaie de Paris
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow (part II)
The exhibition is the second chapter of a global project aimed to celebrate the pioneering art gallery...
13 Nov 2018 - 21 Jan 2019
kurimanzutto new york
New York
Ways of Seeing
The collective exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, founders of the multi-disciplinary...
03 Sep 2018 - 05 Jan 2019
The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Walking Through Walls
Directly referencing the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau, “Walking Through Walls“,...
12 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020
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Hauser & Wirth London
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