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

 

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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! 😉

 

Reminder: Opening tonight and you are invited!

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The Awesome Womxn exhibition 2019
a group exhibition curated by

Dr Adéle Adendorff

The exhibition will be opened by
Dr Rory du Plessis
on Friday 2 August 2019 at 19h00

Opening
Friday 2 August 2019 from 18h00 to 20h00

Closing Date
Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 15h00

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2014) explains in her book, We should all be feminists, that ‘single stories’ curtail and inform our thinking, ‘especially about Africa.’  Adichie urges us to ‘unlearn’ the lessons of our youth and instead foster new narratives where we may all strive to be as we are.

Awesome Womxn is a group exhibition curated by Dr Adéle Adendorff and hosted by the Association of Arts Pretoria in celebration of Women’s Month 2019.

The exhibition aims to make visible alternative, polyvocal and multiple stories around the intersectional category, womxn.  Artworks from thirty artists working with various materials and subjects offer a platform where we may expand our imaginations beyond the normative categories of gender and race to project new possibilities for ourselves and others.

The exhibition will be opened by Dr Rory du Plessis who lectures in Visual Culture Studies at the University of Pretoria and is also the co-editor of the accredited journal, Image & Text.

Association of Arts Pretoria
173 Mackie Street
Nieuw Muckleneuk
Tel:  012 346 3100
Pieter van Heerden:  082 774 4390 | Nandi Hilliard: 083 288 5117

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday:  09h00 to 18h00
Saturday:  09h00 to 13h00
Sunday 4 August 2019:  10h00 to 13h00