EAST SELECTOR 2005
Gustav Metzger was born to Polish-Jewish parents in Nuremberg, Germany in 1926 and came to Britain as a refugee under the auspices of the Refugee Children Movement. He has been stateless since the 1940s. He is an artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art. Together with John Sharkey, he initiated the Destruction in Art Symposium in 1966. Metzger is recognized for his protests in the political and artistic realms.