Gustav Metzger

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Gustav Metzger (b. 1926 in Nuremberg, living and working in London) in his artistic work aims for a profound social change. In 1959, he developed the so-called “Auto Destructive Art”. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein offers Metzger’s first series created for sale, Facing Extinction. Here, political and ecological protest against oblivion is visualized and creates a new presence for the analysis of biological and cultural extinction. The original image is from the book Dyrenes Verden - Pattedyr II by Ingvald Lieberkind (1961) and shows historical stamps with lion motifs from the colonized countries of Africa. Recently his works were shown at, among others, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2015); Tate Britain, London (2015); Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico-City (2015); Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Centre of Contemporary Art Toruń (2015); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2014); Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, 5, Kassel (2012, 1972); New Museum, New York (2011); 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010); 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010); Serpentine Gallery, London (2009); Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007); Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2007); Kunsthalle Basel (2006); Generali Foundation, Vienna (2005); 50th Venice Biennale (2003).



Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 1 of 11 unique pieces, label
1.100 euro member, 1.300 euro non-member
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Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 2 of 11 unique pieces, label
1.100 euro member, 1.300 euro non-member
sold out


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 3 of 11 unique pieces, label
1.100 euro member, 1.300 euro non-member
sold out


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 4 of 11 unique pieces, label
1.100 euro member, 1.300 euro non-member
sold out


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 5 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member


Facing Extinction
2105, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 6 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 7 of 11 unique pieces, label
1.100 euro member, 1.300 euro non-member
sold out


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 8 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 9 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 10 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member


Facing Extinction
2015, c-print, pen, 14.8 x 21 cm, no. 11 of 11 unique pieces, label
2.900 euro member, 3.200 euro non-member