An in-depth article….

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photograph by Mark Chapman (2016)

Recently an in-depth article on my work, written by Dr. Theo Sonnekus, appeared in an academic journal: De Arte with the title:

“Against Ordentlikheid Disobedient Femininities in Selected Embroideries by Hannalie Taute”

herewith a link to the article (limited access): https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ASPCMTXBWDXGPTIRE5US/full?target=10.1080/00043389.2019.1631552

Exciting times, so I thought I’ll share it with you.

Best wishes for a great weekend.

 

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You are invited to a Familie-Kielie

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99 Loop is delighted to showcase a solo exhibition by Hannalie Taute. Join us for the opening on Wednesday, August 28th. Refreshments will be served.

“They say that I am an invented character, then so too are my family, or are they?” With her fondness for the fabulous aspect of stories – the extension of games – of imitation of fantasy, Hannalie Taute presents to you the whole FAM-DAMNILY.

This exhibition is a continuation of Taute’s interest in and investigations of various relationships. The exhibition includes a series of portraits that Taute likes to refer to as a ‘dysfunctional family’.

This will be the first time that a selection of the artist’s sketchbook pages will be on display since she started working with rubber. These sketches feature some key ideas behind the strange business of family such as the act of copying and repeating, but also dissecting and dismantling along with reassembling. The act of repasting and putting back together again while enjoying the freedom to remake things differently – the hybridizing, upsetting the order of things. The fabricating, the aberrations, making monsters and naming them. Ultimately, this exhibition is a look into Taute’s compulsive activities. Please meet the whole fam-damnily, aimed at putting your judgmental faculties to the test.
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“Hulle sê ek is ‘n fiktiewe karakter, maar so ook my familie, of is hulle?” Hannalie Taute het ‘n voorliefde vir die fabelagtige elemente in stories en ‘n liefde om, soos in ‘n speletjie, fantasie na te boots.
Dit is dan hoe sy hierdie FAM-DAMNILY aanbied.

Hierdie uitstalling is ‘n uitvloeisel van Taute se belangstelling in ondersoeke in verskeie verhoudings. Die uitstalling sluit ‘n reeks portrette in waarna die kunstenaar verwys as ‘n “disfunksionele” familie.

Dit sal die eerste keer wees sedert sy met rubber werk dat ‘n gedeelte van haar sketsboekbladsye uitgestal word. Hierdie sketse sluit sleutelidees in van die interessante familiedinamika, soos die rol van navolg en herhaal, maar ook die ontleding, analise en bymekaarbring van idees. Dis die uitmekaarhaal en heelmaak van idees, gedoen met die vryheid om dit anders te maak met ‘n totale nuwe eindproduk. Dit word ‘n nuwe uitvindsel met nuwe benaminge. Met hierdie uitstalling kry ons ‘n kykie in Taute se kompulsiewe aktiwiteite. Kom ontmoet die hele FAM-DAMNILY en toets jou kritiese vermoëns.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1991322887634782/

Artsy link: https://www.artsy.net/show/99-loop-gallery-hannalie-taute-familie-kielie

 

Women’s day exhibition snapshots…and invitation to a walkabout

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Installation view of my work in the group exhibition at Millennium gallery

So, a while ago I invited you to the opening of a Women’s day group exhibition at Millennium Gallery (Pretoria).

Today I would like to share some photos of the opening night, or those of you, like myself, who couldn’t be there.

A big thank you to fellow artists and friends who did attend the opening, and for sharing the pictures with us.

And for those of you who couldn’t make it to the opening but live in the Pretoria region, you are invited to a walkabout at the gallery tomorrow:

Best wishes for a great weekend!

 

The Patron Saint of….

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This piece recently returned from the US and its currently heading off to Cape Town, to be part of my small solo exhibition titled: Familie Kielie, at 99 Loop gallery later this month. (more details to follow soon)

I’ve changed the title to: “The Patron Saint of Masturbation”.

Happy National Women’s day to all! 😉