Trailer of a docuemtary about the artist Dennis Gün
Documentary 30 Min., HD – 2011
Directed and Edited by Thomas Büsch and Sabine Küper-Büsch
Cinematography: Thomas Büsch, Sabine Küper-Büsch
Featuring: Dennis Gün, Jürgen Schilling
Original Language: German
Dennis Gün (*1956 in Istanbul) studied painting and art philosophy at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Vienna, followed by the study of astrophysics. The artist worked in the last years with staged and spontaneous photography alike. However, he specialized in orchestrated photographs that seem like open-ended narratives. Although there is a concept behind these works, they are not conceptual. They can be described as Baroque allegories of light and shadow, depth and space. Gün critically explored historical, art historical, scientific, and mythological themes, dealing far more critically with philosophical than with political aspects.
The movie features works by the artist dating from 2008 to 2010. The 2 filmmaker discover with the artist his world of imagination and inspiration. The art historian Jürgen Schilling explains us the historian context of Güns art works.
Dennis Gün died 2014 in Berlin at the age of 58 and was buried March 2 in Istanbul. The mourning ceremony was held by then state president Abdullah Gül at the Şişli Cami in Istanbul. His works are collected by the Elgiz Museum Istanbul and former president Abdullah Gül.