Paris

Paris

Juergen Teller

Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain
261 boulevard Raspail
March 4–May 21, 2006

Curated by Hervé Chandès and Leanne Sacramone

To fashion consumptives, Juergen Teller is best known for his Marc Jacobs–inspired collaborations with the likes of Cindy Sherman and Charlotte Rampling. And while Teller is not alone in raising the stakes in the conceptual project of disguising art as commerce, his ability to create images whose brutality, tenderness, humor, and seriousness endure regardless of context signals a unique and singular vision. His first major show in France comprises some eighty photographs. Expect to find iconic images of Yves Saint Laurent and Kate Moss alongside prints of weeds poking out of Albert Speer’s Nuremberg ruins. Whether advertising handbags or the bloat of hubris, Teller’s work charts a moral and conceptual decadence redeemed by searing honesty and impolite beauty.