Incognito…Installation images

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Today is the last day to catch Incognito at MContemporary gallery, so I thought it will be a good day to share some installation views form the exhibition with you, especially for those of you who cannot make it to Australia:

“Once we’re alone in Cognito,

We’ll remove all of our clothes very fast,

But though we be naked as jaybirds,

At no time will we take off our masks”

-Tom Robbins

 

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Come hell or high water….you are invited

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Dear friends,

This time next week my solo exhibition in conjunction with Marieke Krugers exhibition opens at Lizamore & Associates gallery….

TAUTE AND KRUGER INTERROGATES IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION, THE SUBLIME AND THE ‘OTHER’ AT LIZAMORE IN OCTOBER

Come Hell or High Water by Hannalie Taute unfolds around an exploration of the ocean as a metaphor for identity. Taute masterfully intertwines the notion of identity construction with other conceptual threads, often resulting in shrewd commentary on society and popular culture. This exhibition consists of Taute’s well-known work in rubber and thread. She uses recycled inner tubes with embroidery thread with the aim to make the medium of the piece interact with the subject matter in a way that forces the viewer to deeply engage and question the artwork. To enforce this interaction with the viewer, the titles of Taute’s works are ambiguous; they all refer to idioms about water (especially the ocean) that initiates a game with the viewer through a play of words, that hints to the social commentary each word interrogates. Taute’s Come Hell or High Water takes the viewer on a visual journey through the artist thoughts presented as metaphorical narratives about the ocean and water.

Marieke Kruger exhibition; Carceral Space II: Anticipating the sublime is centered around Kruger’s large-scale charcoal portraits that deals with experiences of the sublime. Through this body of work, the artist explores the transformative power of suggestion and the ways through which a certain presence can be contained and result in an experience of the sublime. The central focus of this body of work is the portrayal of the self and the other – in this case, prison inmates with whom Kruger interacts. Kruger explores the self and the other’s relationship to space – thereby creating a means through which the sublime in these drawings can be explored and subsequently have a transformative effect on the self and the other. “My suggestive portrait drawings, in essence, function as transformative psychological and spiritual self-objects which would, in certain areas, almost become abstract landscapes in which case the drawing trace itself would start functioning as an autonomous means of communication” Kruger explains.

 

Opening
Thursday, 05 October 2017 | 18:00
Join us for a glass of wine and to meet the artists.
Walkabout with the artists
Thursday, 05 October 2017 | 17:00

I hope to see you there!

P.S I am not on Facebook, but if you are, then you are welcome to check out the event here:

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Tying the knot and Forget-me-not

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“Forget-me-not” (Myositis arvensis) 64 x 51 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2017

Forget-me-not will be hanging out at “Incognito”, my 10th solo, which opens on the 23rd of September 2017….wow…that’s in 3 days guys-

I am feeling excited, happy, anxious, nervous, tired.  Also coping with a whole lot of other unidentifiable feelings.

I don’t think that it’s only the upcoming exhibition that makes me feel this way.  I don’t know about you, but this time of year it feels like everything, especially mister Time is on a runaway train until the second week in December.

Anyway, while we are on the subject of time and unforgettable days: …

We are celebrating our 15th Wedding anniversary tomorrow. 😀

If I had to sum up our marriage in a couple of words,  it will be:  playful, fun,  happy, supportive and loving. 

Or our dear friends that know us well, would probably agree that our marriage can be described like this as well:

“Look for your other half

who walks always next to you

and tends to be what you aren’t”

-Antonio Machado-