Art In America

Pieter Hugo

at Yossi Milo,
245 Tenth Avenue

Cape Town-based photographer Pieter Hugo's previous exhibitions at Yossi Milo have zeroed in on niche African subject matter, like the filmmaking scene in Nigeria ("Nollywood") and an electronics dump site in Ghana ("Permanent Error"). The title of his current show, "Kin," emphasizes its closeness with Hugo's own live experience. Shot over the past eight years in South Africa, the large-format color photos show the troubled country as, according to Hugo, "a fractured, schizophrenic, wounded and problematic place." In still lives of ramshackle interiors, landscapes of abandoned mines and townships, and portraits of servants and his own family, Hugo forces himself to confront the society into which he was born and continues to live.

 

More from the Lookout

Florine Stettheimer

at the Jewish Museum,
through Sept. 24
1109 5th Avenue

Closing

“Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s”

at the Walther Collection Project Space,
through Aug. 19
526 West 26th Street, Suite 718

Henri Cartier-Bresson

at the Rubin Museum of Art,
through Sept. 4
150 West 17th Street

“Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center”

at the Isamu Noguchi Museum,
through Jan. 7
9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.