Cape Town’s GalleryONE11 new guest curator, Jeanne Hugo, kicks off with a show titled Here Tomorrow Gone Today on 6 May, 2021 at 5pm. She explores the rebel roots of nostalgia.

The exhibition pays homage to the inspiration of a bygone South African era. Whether it be a life on the road and jam-packed arenas, childhood comic heroes or the kaleidoscopic spectrum of influence and inspiration, collective visual stories are laundered, reinterpreted and now presented in this show.

Jeanne Hugo
Curator Jeanne Hugo

From backstage to Bellville

One of the featured artists is photographer Jaco Snakehead Venter, Fokofpolisiekar’s drummer and Fokof Lager brand manager. Jaco has the ability to turn mundane scenarios into compelling works of black and white art. Not that any part of this homegrown rock star’s background has been humdrum. The curated selection of artistic photographs will take you all the way from backstage to Bellville in one go.

One of his pieces on display is titled Spookpiele. Jaco explains the story behind the pic: “Between 2006 and 2017 a lot has changed in the music industry, especially with the rise of social media and the instant and fleeting nature of music releases these days. That’s why when Fokofpolisiekar brought out our first full length album 11 years back in 2017, we decided to do a traditional press run like we would have done in 2006.”

“It was three days of mostly driving around in the greater Johannesburg area and talking to journalists and publications about what it was like recording music again – nights were spent drinking until dawn because we didn’t have to worry about getting on a stage. It was a lot of fun but also quite taxing. This frame captures some of that ‘Day 3 Road-Weariness’ in a lift at the Independent Media building in downtown Johannesburg.”

Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy from Fokofpolisiekar. Picture: Jaco S. Venter
Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy from Fokofpolisiekar. Picture: Jaco S. Venter

Other artists on the bill  

Marchand
Conrad Botes
Anton Kannemeyer
Keneilwe Mokoena
Elmarie van Straten
Ella Cronjé
Andel Olivier

Sign up at www.hugomodern.com to get a VIP glimpse of the preview catalogue. Free Fokof lager will be available.

What: Here Tomorrow Gone Today exhibition
When: 6 May – 17 June 2021
Where: GalleryONE11, 111 Loop Street, Cape Town
Web: www.galleryone11.com
Hashtags: #FineArtphotography, #JeanneHugo, #FirstThursdays, #JacoSVenter
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