A solo exhibition of work by Pieter Hugo, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, is on view at Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (MKK), in Dortmund, Germany, from November 25, 2017 – May 13, 2018. The comprehensive survey exhibition, previously on view at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, is comprised of works from multiple series, including KIN, The Hyena and Other Men, Permanent Error and 1994. For more information, please visit the MKK website.
Photographs from Pieter Hugo’s series The Hyena and Other Men are included in Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins at the Barbican Centre in London, UK, from February 28 – May 27, 2018. The works in the exhibition focus on disenfranchised communities and the identities of those living on the outskirts of society. Other featured artists include Paz Erraruiz, Mary Elllen Mark and Dayanita Singh. For more information, please visit the Barbican website.
Pieter Hugo gave an artist talk at MAST, Bologna, in Italy, on November 29, 2017. The lecture, entitled Staged Realities, was part of a series of talks related to the exhibition Lavoro in movimento at the MAST Foundation. For more information, please visit the website.
Works by Pieter Hugo and Tim Hetherington were featured in Tell It Like It Is – or Could Be at the Mead Art Museum of Amherst College in Massachusetts, on view from September 12 – December 31, 2017. Curated by David E. Little, the exhibition presented a new genre of large-scale color photography depicting history and contemporary experience from unconventional perspectives. Also included in the show are photographs by Stan Douglas, Zackary Drucker, Boris Mikhailov, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Tim Parchikov and Cindy Sherman. For more information, please visit the Mead Museum of Art website.
From September 6 - 20, 2017, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb presented a solo exhibition of work by Pieter Hugo as part of the annual Organ Vida International Photography Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Verisimilar Worlds, The West African Works, 2005-2010 featured three of the artist’s most celebrated series, Nollywood, Permanent Error and The Hyena and Other Men, all of which depict life on the periphery of West African societies. Prior to the opening reception, Pieter participated in a public talk with Sean O’Hagan, a photography critic for the Guardian and Observer. For more information and the full schedule of events, please visit the Organ Vida Festival website.
Works by Pieter Hugo, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere and Malick Sidibé were included in AFRICA: Telling a World, on view at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC) in Milan, Italy from June 27 – September 11, 2017. 33 contemporary artists including Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Seydou Keïta, Donna Kukama and Zanele Muholi were featured in the exhibition. For more information, please visit the PAC Milano website.
Works by Pieter Hugo and Lorenzo Vitturi were included in Up to Now: Fabrica Photography, part of the 2017 Fotografia Europea program in Italy. The exhibition, on view from May 5 – July 9 in the Chiostri di San Pietro in Reggio Emilia, focused on artists who have spent time at the Fabrica research center in Treviso since it opened in 1994. The exhibition included the work of Fabrica alumni Laia Abril, Olivia Arthur, James Mollison, Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, among others. For more information, please visit the Fotografia Europea website.
Pieter Hugo had work on view at the National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography from March 17 – June 30, 2017 in Melbourne. The festival included photographs from the NGV’s recent acquisitions alongside works by many established and emerging artists. Other featured artists included Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Polly Borland and Danny Singer. For more information, please visit the National Gallery of Victoria website.
Pieter Hugo’s first solo museum exhibition in Germany was presented at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg from February 19 – July 23, 2017. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea highlighted works from multiple series, including KIN, The Hyena and Other Men, Permanent Error, and the recent 1994. For more information, please visit the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg website.
Prestel recently released a monograph of Pieter Hugo’s series 1994, featuring an essay by Ashraf Jamal. This new body of work focuses on children born after the year 1994 in South Africa and Rwanda, two countries that experienced profound historical changes in that year. For more information, please visit Prestel’s website.
Photographs by Pieter Hugo were included in the exhibition Work in Movement at MAST Bologna, Italy, from January 25 – April 17, 2017. The exhibition explored the representation of labor and production in the photographs and videos of 14 international artists. Other featured artists include Wilie Doherty, Armin Linke, Yuri Ancarani, Gabriela Löffler, Chen Chieh-Jen, Julika Rudelius and Thomas Vroege. For more information, please visit the MAST website.
Works from Pieter Hugo’s series The Hyena and Other Men were presented in Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel from December 9, 2016 – May 27, 2017. The exhibition included works that chronicle Africa’s post-colonial history and envision its potential moving forward. Other artists featured in the exhibition included Wangechi Mutu, J. D. ’Okhai Ojeikere, Adam Rotbard, and Malick Sidibé. For more information, please visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art website.
Photographs by Pieter Hugo and Liu Zheng were on view in the exhibition Revealing Pictures at the Princeton University Art Museum from February 4 – July 2, 2017. Drawn from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection, Revealing Pictures displayed contemporary photographic works engaging with the medium’s ability to articulate complex issues of national identity, culture and resistance, both personal and beyond. Other featured artists included Nikolay Bakharev, Jim Goldberg, Zhang Huan, Zanele Muholi and Robert Polidori. For more information, please visit the Princeton Museum of Art website.