In the exhibition at Lia Rumma's gallery, Clegg&Guttmann presents a series of portraits of important figures from Campania.
Former students of Joseph Kosuth, Clegg & Guttmann works with three types of historically constant images: portrait, still life, and landscape. The portraits are divided into three groups: the fictitious ones where they use actors, and the artists present themselves as simulators of the power between artists and patrons; the commissioned ones where they undergo a real confrontation with the powerful; the collaborative ones where every decision is made in collaboration with the people being photographed.
Their interest in still life implies a discourse on the relationships within our perception of objects. If portraits talk about power, still lifes talk about consumption.

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