Michael Clegg and Yair Martin Guttmann met at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and have been working as a duo since 1980. In their photographs, installations, material collections, interviews and videos they explore and reinvent the genre of portraiture. In 2022 they have been awarded the Max Hermann Prize for their open library project.
Sophie Gogl was born in 1992 in Kitzbühel, Austria, and studied painting in Vienna with Prof. Judith Eisler. Gogl addresses the question of what narratives painted images can achieve in the face of an infinite world of images that appear and disappear again between the Internet, films, advertising and private motifs, often brought forth and sucked back in by data streams.
At Paris Internationale 2023, KOW will present a selection of paintings recently shown in Sophie Gogl’s solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Glarus.
Santiago Sierra’s oeuvre stands out from the art history of the past 30 years like a massive black monolith. The Spaniard, who was born in 1966 and also lived in Latin America, knows like no other how to use the established forms and rules of contemporary art to give the violence and injustice of Western modernity a face - a face that is our own. His work has been honored institutionally many times, and in 2003 he represented Spain at the Venice Biennale.