Juergen Teller

10/6 2004 — 17/10 2004
Museumsquartier / Halle2

Juergen Teller, born in Germany in 1964, currently numbers among the stars in contemporary art photography. In the 1990s, working from London, he revolutionized the international fashion scene, creating pictures at the juncture of the worlds of art, advertising, and fashion. Teller?s subtle gaze breaks from glamorous surfaces. His novel and individual approach to photography now becomes the defining mark of magazines such as ‘Vogue’, ‘The Face’ or ‘ID’. Far removed from the usual high gloss aesthetics and airbrush treatment of facial impurities, Teller captures big-time models like Stephanie Seymour, Kristen McMenamy, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer without makeup, in casual wear, pregnant or while holidaying. He challenges the beauty cult of our society, satirising the present age and its claims to perfection.

Loved by both art and fashion, his work has been present in the centres of contemporary art.
The exhibition ?Ich bin vierzig? features a selection of his copious work with highlights from the ‘Tracht’, ‘Go-Sees’ and ‘The Clients’ series. A centre of importance within the exhibition is reserved for his self portraits in both photography and video, for the most part representations of the family circle in Teller?s Franconian hometown Bubenreuth, taken from the books ‘Märchenstüberl’ (2002) and ‘Zwei Schäufferle mit Kloß und eine Kinderportion Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites’ (2003). The currently unpublished series ‘Louis XV’ offer glimpses of his current art production: showing the artist in role play with the film actress Charlotte Rampling.

Curators: Gerald Matt, Ulrich Pohlmann

Guided tours: every Sunday 4 pm