About a voyage, a princess, a party, a curse and a gift

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Earlier this year I sent some works to the gallery MContemporary in Sydney, Australia.

The long hard voyage took many days…

The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace. 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace.

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So I am happy to announce that the work arrived there safe and sound.

Time passed and….

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke.

detail

But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.

The King and Queen agreed….

“The King and Queen agreed to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber

to give a great party to celebrate the birthday of the Princess.

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detail

“I can only soften this evil curse said the Orange fairy….

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and gave the child a gift of a beautiful singing voice….

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“I can only soften this evil curse, said the Orange Fairy. And gave the child the gift of a beautiful singing voice.” 2021 Photographic print on board, thread and rubber.

The end.

Feel free to register your interest with the gallery: https://mcontemp.com/hannalie-taute/

The long hard voyage…studio news June 2021

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“The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” 2021 (detail)

I am happy to announce that these two in the detail of the work: “The long hard voyage took many days. But finally the ship anchored in a river near the King’s palace” finally arrived at MContemporary gallery in Australia today!

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

some of the crew members had to wait patiently while: “Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew to be a beautiful princess.” (see detail of the work below)

“Time passed and the hungry vulture ate the beanstalk and it broke. But the child grew up to be a beautiful princess.’ 2021 (Detail)
Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

Some of the works are destined for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair later this year….more details to follow.

Instagram story courtesy of the gallery

On that note….wishing you a wonderful week. Keep safe and stay warm – until we speak againxxx

EUCATASTROPHE – The Cake!

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Since it’s almost weekend, let’s talk cake!

Cake by Miche

This incredible cake (as seen above) made by MICHE for an EUCATASTROPHE added a special touch to the exhibition.

The team from MICHE noticed that I was a saddened by the idea of not having a cake at my wedding-themed exhibition (Eucatastrophe), especially since wedding cakes are a part of weddings since Ancient Rome. Even though the cake back then was more like a scone-barley cake, which were broken over the brides head during the ceremony to ensure good fortune and fertility. (for more on the history of wedding cakes see Gastronomica: the journal of critical food studies: https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica/article-abstract/5/2/69/46511/Wedding-Cake-A-Slice-of-History?redirectedFrom=fulltext

MICHE kindly offered to make a cake!

So I send them a video with a sneak peek/preview of the exhibition and we discussed certain possibilities, and this cake is a result of how they interpreted the work.

Cake by MICHE
detail Cake by MICHE
Detail cake by MICHE

How incredible is the detail. They even stitched the fondant!

If you want to know more about them check out this video:

Or check out their Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/miche_rk/

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

EUCATASTROPHE – Give away

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“It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” – Mother Teresa.

I wish I could give everyone who attended the opening of “Eucatastrophe” a gift, a token of appreciation:

but in the end we let ‘Lady Luck’ decide with whom the Giant and Princess get to go home with:

Congratulations Claudia Du Val! Thank you for joining us in the celebrations on Saturday the 17th of April 2021.

I hope that the Giant and the Princess brings you much joy!