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Caspar Berger (Utrecht, January 24, 1965) is a Dutch politically engaged sculptor and conceptual visual artist. He specializes in sculpture, conceptual, video and installation art. He works with a variety of materials, including bronze, silver, gold, silicone and epoxy. He uses video in his installations. The phenomenon of the self-portrait in art history is central to his work. He works in Amsterdam.
In 2020 Berger made the COVID-19 video installation Cordon sanitaire 2020, which shows 27 Corona-speeches held by the 27 responsible presidents and prime ministers of the 27 countries affiliated with the European Union.
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Investigating the self-portrait
In the series of self-portraits he has made over the years, Berger has constantly sought new approaches to this phenomenon. In doing so he not only investigates the autonomous self-portrait from the perspective of its technical and physical obstacles, but also examine his own person from a historical, mental and social perspective.