Art & Design

April 20, 2017

Kim K, Foxes & Frogs in Juergen Teller’s New Show

Enjoy Your Life! opens in Berlin

  • Written by Stuart Brumfitt

Kim Kardashian clambering up a mound of dirt, Charlotte Rampling hugging a fox and a frog leaping off a stack of plates – all startling, frank, disconcerting and ultimately funny images from the short-shorts-loving photographer Juergen Teller, on show from today at Bundeskunsthalle in Berlin.

Latimer Road frog shoot

Juergen Teller, Frogs and Plates No.12, 2016 © Juergen Teller

The German-born, London-based photographer shot to fame after accompanying Nirvana on their Nevermind tour in 1991 and has been a constant presence on the commercial and art photography scene ever since, with campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Céline, editorial for i-D, W and Fantastic Man and exhibitions around the world.

COVER 'Aire de service Lisses sur A6 91100 Villabé, Paris 6pm-12:30am' (Eliza Douglas and Anne Imhof), Spring/Summer 2016 issue

Juergen Teller, Anne & Elisa No.1, Man About Town Magazine Cover Spring/Summer 2016 © Juergen Teller

Bundeskunsthalle’s director Rein Wolfs says, “Juergen Teller’s photography is seductive and direct, aesthetic and real, often beautiful, sometimes deliberately ugly, but always a powerful statement about the impact of the contemporary.”

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Juergen Teller, Kanye, Juergen & Kim, No.13, d’Ambleville 2015 © Juergen Teller

The gallery add that Enjoy Your Life! is not about ‘Happiness’ but about ‘Joy’ which, according to the dictionary definition, is “a stronger, less common feeling than happiness. Witnessing or achieving selflessness to the point of personal sacrifice frequently triggers this emotion. Feeling spiritually connected to a god or to people.”

Juergen Teller, Enjoy Your Life! runs until 3 July

Credits:

Juergen Teller
Kanye, Juergen & Kim,
No.70, Chateau d’Ambleville 2015

© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
Plates/Teller, No.137, 2016
© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
Charlotte Rampling, a Fox,
and a Plate No.15,
Latimer Road, London 2016

© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
My mother, Plates/Teller, No.174, 2016
© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
Emanuele Mascioni,
Plates/Teller No.5, 2016

© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
Love, Bataclan Memorial, Paris 2016
© Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller
Self-portrait, Plates/Teller, No.175, 2016
© Juergen Teller

 

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