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Gustav Metzger «DIAS» | Group of members of DIAS
Gustav Metzger, «DIAS», 1966
Group of members of DIAS, 1967 | Courtesy: Museum of Modern Art, Oxford | Photograph: Tom Picton | © Gustav Metzger


Categories: Action

Keywords: Aggression | Process

London | Great Britain

 Gustav Metzger

[Organized by Gustav Metzger] the international Symposium of Destruction in Art (DIAS) was held in London during the week beginning the 9th of September. It was attended by many visitors from Europe and America, and events, discussions and lectures took place in various parts of the city. The following artists (i.a.) participated: Günter Brus, Ivor Davies, Pro Diaz, Al Hansen, Fred Hunter, Gustav Metzger, Otto Mühl, Yoko Ono, Ralph Ortiz, Robin Page, Jasia Reichardt, Werner Schreib, John Sharkey, Hanns Sohm, Biff Stevens, Wolf Vostell.

(Source: Kerry Brougher/Astrid Bowron (eds.), Gustav Metzger, exhib. cat., Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1998, p.49.)