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Hauser & Wirth have announced representation of Gustav Metzger

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Hauser & Wirth have announced representation of Gustav Metzger

Photo caption: Gustav Metzger, Auto-Destructive Art, Demonstration, South Bank, London, 3 Jul 1961 © The Estate of Gustav Metzger and The Gustav Metzger Foundation Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Copyright Getty Images. Article by Mark Westall.

Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Marc Payot, co-presidents of Hauser & Wirth, today announced the gallery’s representation of the Estate and Foundation of Gustav Metzger. The first project will be an exhibition of work by the visionary artist at Hauser & Wirth in 2021. […]

An enduring interest in science began in Metzger’s formative years and played a significant role in the development of his work throughout his entire life. In 1965, he used liquid crystals that were magnified and projected onto walls as the basis for one of his most well-known works, ‘Liquid Crystal Environment’. Through his experimentation with liquid crystals and dedication to the effects of aesthetic beauty on the human experience, Metzger explored what he described as ‘the use of art to recharge the human being who can tend towards depletion or collapse.’ He also developed the idea of using computer technology for art long before many of his contemporaries. […]

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