WCA Gustav Metzger: LIFT OFF! Kettles Yard, Cambridge. June 2014.

I far preferred the Liquid Crystal Environment, (1965 and remade in 2005 for Tate) and it’s associations with hedonism to the Metzger’s famous ideas on auto destructive art, which nihilism of which I feel has not dated so well. Whether this would be the case had society not move out of the “shadow of the (atom) bomb” and simultaneously become (overall) more liberal I find an interesting question. On a personal level I was in also interested to see Metzger’s auto-creative works on show here had been made in a laboratory in Swansea. It makes one wonder what might be possible today. . . ?

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http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/exhibitions/2014/metzger/

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/nov/26/gustav-metzger-null-object-robot

http://radicalart.info/destruction/metzger.html

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