Gustav Metzger was born in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1926 to a Jewish family of Polish origin, and died in London, United Kingdom, in 2017. He is known both for his development of the concept of Auto-Destructive Art at the end of the 1950s, and for his ecological and anti-capitalist stances. It was an encounter with the British sculptor Henry Moore that convinced him to study fine art. Metzger calls for art to be conceived not in terms of space or object, but in terms of event, of ephemera. His art is not something that can be preserved or collected, but a manifesto art.
His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.