Destroy, and you create… Gustav Metzger in King’s Lynn curated by Dr Elizabeth Fisher
29 June 2019 - 3 August 2019
Fermoy Gallery, Kings Lynn
An exhibition of early works by internationally renowned artist Gustav Metzger (1926-2017), made while living and working in King’s Lynn in the 1950s. This exhibition, part of the Kings Lynn Festival, will be the first in the UK to showcase a large number of drawings which had been considered lost but were rediscovered in 2012. Metzger came from Nuremberg to Britain in 1939 with the Kindertransport. He was a political activist and revolutionary artist, a proponent of Auto-Destructive Art and the ‘art strike’ who challenged artistic conventions and championed social responsibility.
Supported by East Anglia Art Fund, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council, Norfolk County Council.