Janus, ‘Ja-nee’, it’s January 2022

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1 January was new year day: In ancient times the day was consecrated to Janus (the Roman god of new beginnings gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces.) Thus on that day and ever since it is customary to exchange cheerful words of good wishes.

While there was a lot of ups and downs, I do realize that it is not fashionable to say but 2021 was a great year in so many ways. From Commissions to great exhibition opportunities, meeting new friends, being healthy and having a happy family life. It feels great to count one’s blessings, so that’s what I want to focus on.

Covid and Global warming sucks but let us not allow it to determine our whole worldview.  Life is good if we focus on the present. Things are getting better, or so I hope…right???

Well maybe, that was until I watched “Death to 2021” on Netflix 😉

https://www.netflix.com/tudum/videos/death-to-2021-facebook-down-first-look-video

Anyway, while I am not going to make any new year’s resolutions’ I am going to make pacts with ancient forest beasts, promises to old gods, pledges to wise souls and trade my immortal soul for the power of kindness that curls across my skin like the uncurling petals of flowers in our garden.

Before the year was over a great joy was announced 2021

I don’t know what 2022 will bring but I know I’ll be creating art regardless.

much love

hxxx

Phantasmagoria – you are invited!

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I am excited that the following works will be part of the Phantasmagoria – a group exhibition curated by Judy Woodborne and hosted by RK Contemporary gallery in Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa:

Claire Voyant, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 503 mm x 356 mm framed without glass
The Ogre, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 542 x 370 mm framed without glass
The Ogre’s wife, Vintage photograph, thread and rubber, 2021 Hannalie Taute 542 x 370 mm framed without glass
The King and Queen. 2021 Vintage photograph, thread and rubber, Hannalie Taute 402 x 337 mm framed with glass
The bird was guarded by a terrible fire breathing dragon that never slept, 2021 Vintage photograph, Thread and rubber 402 x 337 mm Hannalie Taute
It was funny at first Vintage photograph, thread and rubber 2021 Hannalie Taute 402 x 337 mm framed with glass

For more information or to register your interest please contact the gallery. Click here to view their page.

ICTAF- You’re invited

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I am happy to announce that Deepest Darkest Art Gallery in Cape Town will include one of my recent works in their lineup for this year’s ICTAF

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Running in parallel with their sister fair in Milan; miart international modern and contemporary art fair, this event provides a unique opportunity where VIPs, galleries, and visitors will have access to a much broader audience across two continents and two fairs.
 Deepest Darkest will be presenting work by AD-Reflex, Hannalie Taute,
Kevin Mackintosh, Krisjan Rossouw, Leila Fanner and Navel Seakamela.
17 – 19 September 2021

Preview: 15 – 17 September

Access:
www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za

Studio update- Winter 2021

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Whew, July was a strange month: from billionaires in space, to looting in South Africa and more close to home = a broken appliances as well as a traffic fine. Let’s hope August will be peaceful, calm, and things working out without rushing;-)

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August is my birthday month and I am happy to say that some of my older work will be included in an upcoming exhibition which opens on the same day as my birthday! In celebration I will be giving away this ‘Chocolate bunny” from this exhibition to one lucky person.

This group exhibition is called: Thread(ed): Interlacing womxn in the 21st century, to be held at the Association of Arts, Pretoria from 13 August – 4 September 2021

More details to follow later

But here is a sneak peek:

She does not hold water 63 x 48 cm Cotton thread, batting and rubber, wood- framed (Photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

I watched a beautiful movie on Netflix called: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which was inspired by an article featured in Esquire about Mr Rogers. After I watched the movie, I read the article, and I would like to share the following quote which really moved me with you:

Anyway, back to studio news:

The KKNK festival virtual exhibition Amplifica is still showing until the end of August. Here is a short video featuring the curator Dineke van der Walt talking about it:

and here is a video we made in my studio with the works in question:

That’s a wrap for now. Keep calm and keep warm until next time….

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.

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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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“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/