On 8 April 2011 Dallas Contemporary will present JUERGEN TELLER Man with Banana. The exhibition is on view through 21 April 2011. For his first, institution, exhibition in the United States, Juergen Teller will present an exhibition entitled Man with Banana, on view at the Dallas Contemporary. The photographs in the large-scale exhibition will survey Teller’s oeuvre and include many new and unseen works from the last year. Blurring the distinction between his commercial and non-commercial work, Teller takes a story-telling approach to this exhibition by combining images of family and friends interwoven with known and at times abstract metaphors.
Peter Doroshenko, Dallas Contemporary Executive Director, states, “The scope and large scale of this seminal exhibition could only have happened in Dallas. Ambiguous, at times dark and at other times quite luminous, Juergen Teller's photography proposes a very personal vision about the times we live in.”
His work in influential international publications such as W Magazine, I-D and Purple nurtured his own photographic sensibility which is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his most autobiographical un-commissioned work. Teller has exhibited at Le Consortium in Dijon, The Tate Modern in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Photographers Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle Wein and the Fondation Cartier Pour l'art Contemporain in Paris among others. In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize and in 2007 was asked to represent the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Juergen Teller has been working with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns for the past 11 years, the work has been collated into 'Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998 – 2009' published by Steidl. Juergen has also had long collaborations with other designers and fashion houses over the years including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964. He studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich, Germany before moving to London in 1986.
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