Juergen Teller’s Visual Universe Lands at Triennale
If E.T. were to return to Planet Earth and inquire about the state of contemporary photography, it should pay a visit to Triennale Milano, currently hosting “i need to live”. The exhibition features the work of Juergen Teller until April 1st and is curated by Thomas Weski and supported by Saint Laurent by Antony Vaccarello. The German artist, known for revolutionizing global photography in the late 90s with a style inspired by snapshots and raw imagery, where subjects are portrayed without makeup and illuminated by direct flash, presents over 1000 pieces spanning his career. The exhibition includes portraits of a young Kate Moss and Yves Saint Laurent, photographs of his sensual wife Dovile Drizyte (who also contributed to the exhibition), and his recent self-portraits where the sixty-year-old photographer, often nude, explores himself, his roots, and his identity. At the opening the other night, half of Milan flocked to the halls of Triennale. Artists, designers, critics, as well as figures from the entertainment and jet-set worlds were in attendance. Among others, notable attendees included Maurizio Cattelan, Francesco Bonami, Stefano Boeri (President of Triennale), Simone Marchetti, Francesca Ragazzi, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Fabio Novembre, Carlo Capasa, Victoria Cabello, Milovan Farronato, Martina Colombari, and Alessandro Costacurta.
Text: Germano D’Acquisto
Photos: Ludovica Arcero and Andrea Sgambelluri