Gustav Metzger
History History

Accompanying program

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 8 p.m.

Sign, protest, action—destruction in art and society
Günter Brus, Wolfgang Kraushaar, Gustav Metzger, Kristine Stiles, Peter Weibel
Panel discussion moderated by Michael Freund.
Günter Brus and Peter Weibel, together with Otto Mühl and Hermann Nitsch, participated in the legendary "Destruction in Art Symposium" (DIAS) in 1966 in London, which was organized by Gustav Metzger. They will talk with the art historian Kristine Stiles, DIAS expert and professor at Duke University/USA, and the political scientist Wolfgang Kraushaar, Institute for Social Research in Hamburg.

Thursday, 19 May 2005, 7 p.m.
Aktionskunst International
, VALIE EXPORT, video presentation, 1989, 73 min
For her documentary, VALIE EXPORT researched the international developments in contemporary art since the post-war era and interviewed Vito Acconci, Dick Higgins, Gina Pane, Gerhard Rühm, Carolee Schneeman, and Wolf Vostell, among others.
Following the video, Cosima Rainer will talk with the artist.

Friday, 17 June 2005, 7 p.m.
Destructive potential in feminism and pop, discussion with music examples.
Gudrun Ankele, cultural scholar, research in the context of a scholarship at the Academy of Sciences on radical feminist manifestos.
Justin Hoffmann, curator, art historian, and musician, author of the book: "Destruktionskunst. Der Mythos der Zerstörung in der Kunst der frühen sechziger Jahre".

Sunday, 8 May 2005, 9 p.m.
Radio FM4—special edition of radio show “Im Sumpf”
Destruction in Art – The Art of Destruction
Thomas Edlinger and Fritz Ostermayer talk with guests such as Gustav Metzger and Johannes Ullmaier, editor of "testcard - Beiträge zur Popgeschichte".