Clegg & Guttmann

Clegg & Guttmann
Michael Clegg, b. 1957 (Dublin, IE), Yair Martin Guttmann, b. 1957 (Jerusalem, IL), live and work in New York, US, Berlin, DE and Vienna, AT

“Berlin Senators” was a work commissioned by Fotomuseum Winterthur for the “Remake Berlin” exhibition (2000). Here, in a nod to seventeenth-century Dutch history painting, the photographic image becomes a vehicle for self-projection and representation. The image of the politicians oscillates confusingly between a portrayal of personal identity and a portrayal of temporary power.