SMAC Art Gallery 01

galleria e x t r a s p a z i o

At the Moment,

Ruth Sacks
At the Moment,, postcards, boxes, instructions ,

SEE LISTING Junior Ofokansi, Chetachi Ofokansi, Mpompo Ofokansi. Enugu, Nigeria

Pieter Hugo
Junior Ofokansi, Chetachi Ofokansi, Mpompo Ofokansi. Enugu, Nigeria, C-Print , 102x102cm


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Ruth Sacks at galleria e x t r a s p a z i o

This exhibition starts with the idea of accumulation. Taking isolated incidents and collecting fragments from across different time periods, it focuses on creating new hybrid forms and portable monuments.?Sacks is careful about adding to the weight of already existing material things.

Seemingly disparate objects, images and words have been pinpointed and re-ordered to form new combinations. Sacks has chosen specific elements that reference moments in the history of art and architecture to examine their shifting roles and interpretations within contemporary times.

?Objects like postcards, coins, bells and luggage are represented in other works with the intention of suggesting alternative interpretations to their initial function.?Words take the place of architectural features.

The artist's book False Friends will be launched in January at the Kunstverein, Amsterdam

14 January 2010 - 27 February 2010

Pieter Hugo at galleria e x t r a s p a z i o

Pieter Hugo exhibits his Nollywood series an exploration of the third largest film industry in the world, which releases onto the home video market approximately 1000 movies each year. Hugo’s vision of Nollywood’s interpretation of the world results in a gallery of hallucinatory and unsettling images.

The series depict situations clearly surreal but that could be real on a set.  In his images the boundaries between documentary and fiction become very fluid.


25 November 2009 - 09 January 2010