Juergen Teller Unveils Innovative Retrospective in Milan Following Parisian Premiere
Renowned for his unadorned celebrity portraits and provocative fashion photography, Juergen Teller presents his most significant retrospective to date, curated by Thomas Weski.
In a distinctive, direct, and realistic style, the artist celebrates the value of life while acknowledging the fragility of human existence. The exhibition showcases photographs of varying sizes, framed and unframed, with no chronological order, alongside videos and installations, all within a scenography crafted by the London-based architectural studio 6a Architects. Teller will display a curated selection of artist books and similar artworks in 50 vitrines, specially designed and built by Jones Neville, a multidisciplinary design studio in London founded by Simon Jones and Jack Neville in 2010.
Anthony Vaccarello, artistic director of Saint Laurent, the exhibition’s sponsor, attested, «Juergen Teller is an immense photographer whose intelligence, humor, and respect make his work a true introspective game where flashbacks are homages and nods to the foundational myths of the House of Yves Saint Laurent.»
The exhibition reveals deeply personal works, including reflections on the loss of collaborators like Vivienne Westwood and gallery owner Suzanne Tarasieve, juxtaposed with celebrations of personal milestones such as the arrival of his third child and his creative relationship with his wife and muse, Dovile Drizyte. An unmissable experience.
Running from December 16, 2023, to January 9, 2024, the exhibition, hosted at the Triennale Milano after its debut at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, offers an exclusive retrospective of Teller’s illustrious career. Supported by Saint Laurent, the Milan showcase introduces new photographic series, videos, installations, and special commissions.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a limited-edition capsule collection, a collaborative effort between Juergen Teller and Saint Laurent, features clothing, accessories, and home goods. Explore the fashion house’s website for all the details.
Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition, open until April 1, 2024. If you find yourself in Milan, make it a point to experience this cultural highlight.