'Without nature there cannot be art' – an introduction to Gustav Metzger's ecological thinking

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Abstract

The artist Gustav Metzger (1926-2017) was a pioneer of environmental activism, whose auto-destructive art was a form of protest against the destructive and exploitative approach to nature that underpinned the development of capitalist economies in the postwar period. This essay explores the evolution of his thinking and its implications for artists and activists concerned with climate change, the extinction of species and navigating the Anthropocene today.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2021

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