Destruction in Art Symposium

The Destruction in Art Symposium (DIAS) was a gathering of a diverse group of international artists, poets, and scientists to London, from 9–11 September 1966. Included in this number were representatives of the counter-cultural underground who were there to speak on the theme of destruction in art. The Honorary Committee was led by Gustav Metzger. The main objective of DIAS was to focus attention on the element of destruction in Happenings and other art forms, and to relate this destruction in society.

John Latham constructed three large “Skoob Towers” out of books, which they called “The laws of England”, and set fire to them outside of the British Museum.

Source: Wikipedia

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