For the project photographers Pieter Hugo and Lana Mesić travelled to Rwanda to research the notion of forgiveness around the drama of 20 years ago and to capture it in images.
The South African photographer Pieter Hugo is known primarily for his direct, penetrating portraits, making him one of the biggest names in contemporary photography. In her photography the Croatian-Dutch Lana Mesić seeks out the boundary between reality and illusion.
The exhibition Rwanda 20 Years will travel through the Netherlands and Rwanda during the commemoration year of 2014.
During the first 100 days the exhibition can be seen in The Hague. First from 1 to 11 April in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall and then from 21 April to 13 June in a more extensive exhibition in the Nutshuis and its adjacent garden. A programme with film evenings, talks and special tours will also be held in the Nutshuis . Attention will be paid to Rwanda 20 Years during The Hague Freedom Weeks and the Liberation Festival in The Hague on 5 May 2014.
Creative Court develops art projects on peace and justice from The Hague. Rwanda 20 Years was developed with support from the Mondriaan Fonds and in cooperation with the Nutshuis.