Posted on January 11, 2017 by Marco Maggetto
Pieter Hugo, born1976, in Johannesburg is one of our favorite contemporary photographers. Recurring theme: most of the times it is Africa and it’s not only about the beauty of this immense continent, it’s also political, it’s complaint, it’s romanticism, it’s narrative. Like his next exibithion at New York gallery Yossi Milo called 1994 on view from January 26 – March 11. Pieter Hugo’s show will be made of color photographs taken of children born in Rwanda and South Africa after the year 1994, the year of the Rwandan genocides and of the end of Apartheid in South Africa. Wearing often fanciful clothes and posed in nature, each child symbolizes the budding hope of a life unladen by active oppression, yet is rooted inextricably in the landscape into which they were born.
Pieter Hugo’s major museum solo exhibitions: The Hague Museum of Photography, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Fotografiska in Stockholm, MAXXI in Rome and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, among others.
Public and private collections: the Museum of Modern Art, V&A Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, J Paul Getty Museum, Walther Collection, Deutsche Börse Group, Folkwang Museum and Huis Marseille.
Ph. Miss Moss