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(Talker) Gustav Metzger


Talker is normally an interview zine about performance. 

This conversation with Gustav Metzger took place in 2014 as part of a project by Leeds-based visual art organisation Pavilion and focuses on his early years in the UK and formation of his artistic identity. We also discuss how he was shaped by experiences of the natural world and his artistic and political responses to how it is threatened. 

Gustav Metzger (1926 - 2017) was an artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art and the Art Strike. Together with John Sharkey, he initiated the Destruction in Art Symposium in 1966. 

Previous issues of Talker have featured Ian White, Kate Valk, Richard Maxwell, Sue Tompkins, Spalding Gray with Kathy Acker, Dora Garcia, Jo Fong, Paul Maheke, Clifford Owens and Barby Asante. 

Talker, 2022
Softcover, 20pp
280 x 180 mm 

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