It’s official: exhibition season has started again. With Gerard Byrne opening at Whitechapel Gallery last week, tomorrow sees the opening of Woo! A new exhibition of work by German photographer Juergen Teller.
This is Teller’s first UK exhibition in a decade. One of the finest photographers of his generation, Teller crosses with ease between the worlds of fashion, art and advertising. Coming to prominence in the 1980s, this new show traces a line through his career. We have some of the first images of Kate Moss, modelling at fifteen; Teller’s cover image for Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 You; portraits of stars including Kurt Cobain and Vivienne Westwood; and the iconic images created for the ongoing Marc Jacobs advertising campaigns.
In addition, the exhibition presents a series of works from his weekly column in Germany’s Die Ziet Magazin, and two very recent series’, Irene im Wald and Keys to the House, which explore a more personal side to the flamboyant photographer, detailing his homes in Germany and Suffolk.
Instantly recognisable, is the one overriding aspect of Juergen Teller’s work. Across fashion, art and advertising -- each of them a world of transience of their own -- this is high praise indeed.
Juergen Teller: Woo! opens at the ICA tomorrow, until 17 March.