Pieter Hugo – Kin

outside_michael_flatOutside Michael’s flat, Troyeville, 2011

rietpoort_farm_clothesAt Rietpoort farm, Graaff-Reinet, 2013

meshack_molatudi_homeIn the home of Meshack Molatudi, Robinson Lake, Harmony Mine, Randfontein 2012

inside_matanisas_homeInside Louis Matanisa’s home, Cape Town, 2013

fordsburgFordsburg, 2012

theresa_makwenyaTheresa Makwenya, Carletonville, 2013

Don’t miss Pieter Hugo’s photographic solo exhibition titled, Kin. This new photographic series will show across both of Stevenson‘s galleries, premiering in Johannesburg and opening two weeks later in Cape Town.

Kin is a bittersweet perspective on Hugo’s homeland of South Africa. It is a meditation on the ideals of home, both familial and humanistic. It explores the tenuous ties that both bind us to and repel us from others.

Over the past eight years Hugo has turned his eye on cramped townships, contested farmlands and abandoned mining areas; psychologically charged still lifes in people’s homes; sites of political significance; drifters and the homeless; his pregnant wife, and his daughter moments after her birth; the domestic servants who have worked for the Hugo family over three generations.

The series alternates between intimate and public spaces, with particular emphasis on the growing disparity between rich and poor, and reveals Hugo’s deeply conflicted feelings about his home. It confronts complex issues of colonisation, racial diversity and economic disparity. Kin endeavours to locate his young family in a country with a fraught history and an uncertain future.


3 October – 8 November 2013


17 October – 23 November 2013