Juergen Teller exhibition WOO @ Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London

The ICA is delighted to announce that Juergen Teller will be the subject of a major solo exhibition which will open on the 23rd of January 2013. The exhibition will present new and recent photography.
Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and at the centre of the commercial sphere.

Kate Moss at the age of 15.

This exhibition will provide a seamless journey through his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s, presenting classic images of celebrities such as Lily Cole, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood, as well as more recent landscapes and family portraits.

Teller entered the London photography scene through the music industry taking photographs for record covers, it was Teller’s photograph of Sinéad O’Connor for her single Nothing Compares 2 You that marked an important moment in his career. Teller’s photographs first appeared in fashion magazines in the late 80s, and included portraits of Kate Moss when she was just fifteen years old. Teller’s images could be described as the antithesis of conventional fashion photography seen perhaps most markedly in his campaigns for Marc Jacobs.

Picture and Words introduces a series from his controversial weekly column in the magazine of Die Zeit which often provoked outcry amongst readers, and the exhibition will feature many of the letters of complaint that the magazine received. Irene im Wald and Keys to the House are Teller’s most recent bodies of work, revealing the photographer’s more personal world in his hometown in Germany and family home in Suffolk.

Teller’s provocative interventions in celebrity portraiture subvert the conventional relationship of the artist and model. Whatever the setting, all his subjects collaborate in a way that allows for the most surprising poses and emotional intensity. Driven by a desire to tell a story in every picture he takes, Teller has shaped his own distinct and instantly recognisable style which combines humour, self-mockery and an emotional honesty.

Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964. He studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich, and has lived and worked in London since 1986.

Rosanna Georgiou, captured by Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs ad campaign fall-winter 2012
For the past fourteen years, Teller has been working with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns which were collated in the book, Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 by Steidl, currently in its 2nd edition. Teller has also had long collaborations with other designers over the years, including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood and more recently, Celine. His photographs have been published in influential international publications such as W Magazine, i-D and Purple.

Teller has produced numerous monographs over the years, including the most recent Steidl publication, Keys to the House (2011), which documents the landscape and activity around his house in Suffolk. The publication of Master III is also due later this year.

The exhibition is from the 23rd of January until the 17th of March 2013.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
12 Carlton House Terrace

Source:  ICA
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