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, led by Gustav Metzger, attracted the attention of both the international media and international art community to the symposium.
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The symposium was held at the Africa Centre in Covent Garden, London.
A DIAS press release claimed:
Throughout September, Happenings took place in venues all over London.
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.Mario Amaya
Ivor Davies (artist)
James Haynes (known as Jim Haynes)
John J. Sharkey
Gustav Metzger (Honorary Secretary)
The following artists were involved in DIAS:Gustav Metzger
The following artitsts are said to have participated in DIAS in absentia:Ivor Davies
Garry A. Jones
Hanns Sohm (collector)