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Juergen Teller: Ukraine at Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Photographer Juergen Teller will present his recent body of work Ukraine, for his fourth exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Teller was commissioned, along with four other artists, by the PinchukArtCentre to interpret the Ukraine for the 52nd International Venice Biennale 2007, where a selection from this series was first shown. This exhibition marks the first time, an expanded version, along with other new works, will be shown in the United States.

Faced with how to experience and discover the Ukraine, Teller chose to employ the city as a setting for a W Magazine fashion shoot, characteristically mixing fashion, still-lives of the city, and portraits of ordinary people as a way of representing his own fantasy of a country marked by a brash youthful energy and an obsession with capitalism. In Tellers Kiev the membrane between harsh economic reality and obtainable fantasy is surprisingly thin and these pictures represent a place where beautiful girls wait to be discovered in a place where the desire for luxury has reached a fever pitch.

Tellers work, in books, magazines or exhibitions, is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his mostly autobiographical un-commissioned images. The Kiev story takes this same structure, expanded here from both the printed pages of W, and then from the exhibited version in Venice. Teller also adds some recent works portraits from recent campaigns for Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs including Victoria Beckham, Harmony Korine, an exuberant portrait of Jacobs himself and private photographs of Lily Cole, Gisele Bündchen and his children.

Born in Germany, Juergen Teller has lived and worked in London for 20 years. Recent solo exhibitions include Awailable at Inverleith House, Edinburgh in 2007 and Do You Know What I Mean at the Fondation Cartier pour lart contemporain in Paris in 2006. He was included in the important photography survey Click Double Click at Haus der Kunst, Munich 2006. Teller was the recipient of the Citibank Photography Prize 2003 and has published numerous books of his work with Steidl including Tracht, Go-Sees, Märchenstüberl, Zwei Schäuferle mit Kloß und eine Kinderportion Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites and Nürnberg.

The exhibition will be on view from 7 February 15 March in Chelsea. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10AM 6PM.

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Miss Ukraine to Host Chert Poberi Café First Special Night
Miss Ukraine 2007, Lika Roman will be the guest of honor for the opening night of Chert Poberi Special Event Nights(Ch.P.Nights), www.ChertPoberi.com with the support of Beauty in You non-for-profit organization. The opening promises to be a momentous occasion for the Russian speaking community in Brooklyn, as it will establish a new way for people to socialize and spend time together. The event will take place at Chert Poberi Café, 1664 Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn, NY, on Tuesday, February 5th at 7PM.
Ukraine Teen Gets Transplant Thanks to Spencer, IA Community
Getting a transplant means being put on a waiting list here in the United States. But if you're from another country, you don't have that option. Thanks to the community of Spencer, Iowa, a Ukraine teen will live because of its support.

Bo Kiyanchuk is taking one of his 40 daily meds. It may sound like this 16-year old is very sick... but he's actually doing quite well for the first time in his life... thanks to Doctor Ken Hunziker and his wife, Karen.
Content of Postup+
  ·  Ukraine's PM Yulia Tymoshenko: "I cannot see any alternative to Europe" 
  ·  Ukraine to seek higher fee for Russian gas transit 
  ·  Who Lost Ukraine? 
  ·  Statement from Senator Hillary Clinton on Ukrainian Membership in NATO 
  ·  Senator Barack Obama 
  ·  Azeri Press renames Lviv with help of Armenians 
  ·  Striking writer heads to the Ukraine for work 
  ·  UEFA Threatens Ukraine, Poland To Cancel EURO 
  ·  Turkmenistan scoffs at Ukraine's proposal for new gas pipeline 
  ·  WTO Takes in Ukraine As New Partner 
  ·  EU wants 'political stability' in Ukraine before closer ties 
  ·  Bush hails Georgian, Ukraine's democracy 
  ·  Gazprom's Advance Into Europe Continues 
  ·  Ukraine to restart sale of Odessa chemical plant 
  ·  Juergen Teller: Ukraine at Lehmann Maupin Gallery 
  ·  Miss Ukraine to Host Chert Poberi Café First Special Night 
  ·  Ukraine Teen Gets Transplant Thanks to Spencer, IA Community 
Point of view
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  ·  Soccer-Poland and Ukraine pledge to get Euro plans back on track 
  ·  Ukrainian gas executive denies connection to Russian crime boss suspect 
  ·  Russia charges suspected crime boss with tax evasion 
  ·  Sheva Tips Pato For Milan Success 
  ·  Ballack and Shevchenko content at Chelsea 
  ·  Ukraine, Poland vow to resolve border situation 
  ·  Ukrainian Tycoon Arrives in Bulgaria to Negotiate Kremikovtzi Acquisition