John Kayser
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John Kayser

John Kayser

Friday 2 October – Sunday 4 October, 2020
Opening hours: daily 12 – 18 hrs.

Presenting a program of undiscovered photography talent and unseen works of well-known photographers, 27 galleries from Amsterdam initiated a weekend of photography. Supported by Unseen, this is a physical answer to digital fairs. All galleries can be visited on the spot throughout the city.

The work of John Kayser (1922-2007, USA) is unique in that it was made in secret. A lifetimes oeuvre, like so much of the avant-garde teetering at societies fringes was almost lost for eternity. After his death in 2007 his work was discovered within his discarded belongings by a collector who saw in them salvageable treasures and entrusted them to various galleries, a responsibility now passed in part to Galerie Gerhard Hofland. This world he left, intercepted as it almost plummeted into non-existence is saturated with a taut sense of trepidation and voyeurism. Within lies a captivating erotic universe with inescapable draw, but its clandestine origins leave us questioning our welcome, and their mysterious origins.

John Kayser – UNSEEN at the Gallery
John Kayser – UNSEEN at the Gallery

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