Top: Both works from Gustav Metzger’s “Historic Photographs” series, 1996.
Installation view, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
Bottom: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, production image from “Primitive,” 2009.*

New Museum
May 19–July 3, 2011

“Gustav Metzger: Historic Photographs” is the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the influential eighty-five-year-old artist and activist Gustav Metzger. For over fifty years, Metzger has worked across a variety of mediums to touch on issues of war, consumerism, and ecology. This exhibition presents the most complete presentation to date of the artist’s series of sculptural installations titled “Historic Photographs.”

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