Kitsch or Retro…you decide

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Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised when I received a notification that my work has been featured on a French blog: Le Blog du Kitsch.

In their own words…about their blog:

The Kitsch Blog is originally a webzine dedicated to the culture of kitsch , retro and vintage . This translates into the dissemination of articles on these areas and the forms they can take in, among others, the arts, music, film, video games, graphics, illustration and the web. The blog has been around since 2009, so the editorial line of departure has necessarily evolved somewhat. We will therefore be interested in talking, but especially in seeing, everything that comes close to distance from the original themes

Usually, where I come from, Kitsch is a bad word…retro a bit better…but this made me think about the writings of Marlene Dumas…http://www.marlenedumas.nl/and-god-said-i-told-you-so/

I quote (my favourite parts, but you can read the full piece in the link above):

God saw that art was all alone,
so he put him to sleep and gave him kitsch…..

Or maybe, kitsch started with the fall from grace…

Kitsch started as a German word, they say.
Although I could have sworn it was an American invention
or something that they used to make in China.
But we shouldn’t blame the Germans for kitsch….

Kitsch is not pink,
if you want to give it a color, make it white….

Kitsch happened when we discovered that we
could imitate and reproduce, whatever we want
,
without having to believe in it; without having
to cry or die for it; we can represent
anything without paying for it, emotionally
Intellectually or spiritually, because others
have, or will, pay for it.

Being featured on a blog about Kitsch, retro and vintage…mmm, I’ll take it as a compliment. Thank you…

and I’ve learned the French word for Rubber! BONUS!

Link to the article down below

http://www.leblogdukitsch.com/art/broderie/broderie-sur-caoutchouc-par-hannalie-taute/

Have a great weekend everybody

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Social, to be or not to be…

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This month marks my 1 year absence from Facebook.

Jeez, it sounds like those Alcoholics Anonymous confessions, but hang on… I’m not going to bore you with the details about the pro’s and con’s, all the reasons, doubts and fears from deciding on which social media platforms to use or not to use etc.

I have family members and friends that still enjoy using fb, and sometimes they send me images, or reminders that things are happening regardless of one is on it or not.

My brother send me this image he saw on fb:

Jip…my sculptures are hanging out with the Queen of Rock in South Africa, and believe that they are having a ball of a time.

If only sculptures could talk 😉

P.S think it is quite appropriate that the title of the sculpture featured is:

Exit to Exist

P.P.S…..I freakin’ love this song ….for all apparent reasons 😉

 

Kaas, rubber en radio

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Ek het nie so lank gelede die voorreg en geleentheid gehad om tydens n Kaas en Tee “pairing” by Kasselshoop net buite Stilbaai,

met Haidee Muller van RSG te gesels oor my werk.

Dit was n aangename en prettige ondervinding…hier (volg gerus die skakel)… is n kort video waar Haidee Muller vir n oomblik haar mikrofoon verrruil vir naald en gare: 😉

http://www.rsgplus.org/haidee-se-mense/kunstenaar-borduur-op-binnebande/ 

en hier is n skakel na die potgooi vir die volle onderhoud :

*Dankie RSG, Haidee Muller en Kasselshoop Kaas!

 

Hang-ups..

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I have learned since art school not to be too precious about an artwork, and sometimes, when one revisit an older piece, to rework it again…do you do it sometimes too?

That is what happened to this piece now referred to as “Hang-ups”. It used to be a diptych titled: “The world at her fingertip”, but after I severed the cord and removed the world; I transformed the string into a noose.

This piece ‘hangs out’ at the Paradigm Gallery in the group exhibition: Stitched Part 1, and haha-mag.com did a lovely write-up of my work included in this exhibition.  (see link below)

 

The Work of Hannalie Taute

via Beauty In The Eye of The Beholder – The Embroidery Work of Hannalie Taute — HAHA MAGAZINE

Thanks for the feature xxx