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Clegg & Guttmann

Michael Clegg and Yair Martin Guttmann were born in 1957 in Dublin and Jerusalem. They went to New York where they met at the School of Visual Arts in the class of Joseph Kosuth and have been working as an artist duo since 1980. In their photographs, installations, material collections, interviews and videos they explore and reinvent the genre of portraiture. They develop models for communication and collaboration that include and redefine the participation of the viewer. In 2022 Clegg & Guttmann were awarded the Max Hermann Prize for their public library project. Throughout the years they had solo exhibitions at Konschthal Esch (2022), Kunstmuseum Basel (2018), Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna (2016), Kunstverein Salzburg (2011) MUMOK, Vienna (2010) among others. Their work has been shown in group exhibitions in at institutions such as Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2018), Kunstmuseum Basel (2018), Kunsthalle Wien (2017), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015) and The Metropolitan Museum, New York City (2014).

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