Event: Juergen Teller: Woo at the ICA
Location: Institute of Contemporary Arts, SW1
Juergen Teller: Woo is an exhibition from the wilder side of fashion photography by the London-based German photographer Juergen Teller.
Teller has been working in fashion photography since the 1980s shooting for style magazines such as The Face and i-D and has produced campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, Céline and Vivienne Westwood among others.
The subjects of the exhibition are a tour of Teller’s landmark fashion and commercial photography, with confronting photographs of some of his subjects, for example a full frontal nude Vivienne Westwood reclining on a sofa taken in 2009. There are images of Kate Moss when she was just 15 years old, and other well-known models such as Lily Cole, as well as personal pictures of his mother and self portraits, for example of himself standing naked at his father’s grave.
The ICA is housed in Regency building designed by John Nash on the Mall. It was founded in the 1940s as a space for experimental arts and has an exhibition programme that changes every six weeks or so, as well as a cinema, theatre, bookshop, a restaurant and bar.