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Pieter Hugo

Ph-20 West Coast Culture  
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Pieter Hugo at Yossi Milo Gallery February 25th, 2010 - April 17th, 2010
Posted 4/7/10

Cultural hybrids from the West Coast of Africa are currently highlighted in two exhibitions in Chelsea. Lyle Ashton Harris, who teaches at NYU’s Accra campus in Ghana, has captured images of people and places from the Cape Coast reflecting the area’s haunted history. The definition of collage gets expanded in this exhibition through the artist’s use of video and photography. On view are photos of fishing boats and fisherman having returned from a night of work. Space in the photos is col... [more]

Nollywood-610 Pieter Hugo   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Pieter Hugo at Cokkie Snoei Amsterdam January 9th, 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Posted 1/5/10

    During his journeys through West Africa, Pieter Hugo has been confronted very often with Nigerian movies. Wherever he went, people were watching them. These movies are shot, edited and distributed in a period of a couple of days. No wonder Nollywood seems to be the third biggest film industry after Hollywood and Bollywood. Actors often receive the script on the day of the shooting, so there is no time to prepare for the role and character or immersing in the role. Pieter Hugo first regard... [more]

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