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ŞAHİN KAYGUN
ŞAHİN KAYGUN
29.08.2019
NOW REPRESENTING

We are proud to announce that Galerist now represents Şahin Kaygun.

Şahin Kaygun (1951-1992, Adana) studied and graduated from Istanbul Applied Arts in 1973. In 1978, he had two shows, “Images” and “People of Art” exhibiting portraits of Turkish artists. In 1980, he exhibited “Sadness – Reminiscences – A Song of Anatolia” and in the same year, he joined Salzburg Summer Academy. Kaygun also started experimenting with Polaroid in 1980; these extraordinary and astonishing works were exhibited in various countries such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and Japan. The International Polaroid Collection acquired many of his Polaroids in the 80s, which were exhibited at the Museum of WestLicht, Vienna in 2010. In 1984, he was granted the Art Association of Ankara Award. Additionally to photography, he was absorbed fascinated with cinema and directed the critically acclaimed “Afife Jale” (1987) and “Dolunay – Full Moon” (1988) screened at international film festivals, including Cannes. Kaygun died in 1992, aged 41. The same year, his book “The Notes from the Diary of a Photograph” was published. In 1993, a book with an overview of his works “A Whole Life” was published by the Ministry of Culture, Turkey. In 2012 an exhibition entitled “Hybrid Photographs” held new light on his works from the 80s and in 2014 Istanbul Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective of the artist.

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