A(r)ttraction

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Dear friends,

While ones work is on display at an exhibition, hanging in a gallery, you are rarely aware of who gets a chance to see it. Who and how someone reacts to it. What they ‘get’ from it.

I am always curious what attracts a person to certain work/s of art.

ATTRACT: early 15c., “draw (objects or persons) to oneself,” also a medical term for the body’s tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment.

ATTRACTION: c. 1400, attraccioun, originally medical, “action or property of drawing (diseased matter) to the surface,” from Old French atraccion (13c.) and directly from Latin attractionem (nominative attractio) “a drawing together,” noun of action from past participle stem of attrahere “to draw, pull” .

Extended by c. 1600 to magnetic forces; figurative sense “quality in a person which draws interest or imagination” is from c. 1600. Meaning “a thing which draws a crowd, interesting or amusing exhibition” is from 1829, a sense that developed in English and soon transferred to the French equivalent of the word.

 

Sometimes, just sometimes, you hear from such a person.

Ernst Gypsy (Jan Ernst de Wet) saw my work at the “Well worn” exhibition currently showing at the Cavalli Estate….we started a conversation via social media…and then this is what happened (I quote):

 I have taken from Taute’s work a process that engages with familiarities, the abstract of products from other art forms such as music and literature and tried to make it applicable to my skills and understanding.

Read the full version here:

MELODY-MONTAGE-EMBROIDERED-HANNALIE-TAUTE

It’s a very different kind of feature/interview/article….I love his way of looking at the world, thinking about the work, generating ideas, and making it his own.

Embroidered rubber by myself and ‘digital embroidery’ by Jan Ernst de Wet

I quote:

Art acts as a mouthpiece to communicate the similarities between everyday life and the way we perceive, interpret or experience it. It’s not about capturing it accurately, but rather how we bring to life a part of it that someone can resonate or identify with and therefore face a reality about themselves.

I invite you to click on the link: https://ernstgypsy.wixsite.com/ernstgypsy/single-post/2018/03/27/MELODY-MONTAGE-EMBROIDERED-HANNALIE-TAUTE to see the results of his investigation….his interpretations!

P.S and of course I also love the links he published of the music that inspired him. 😉

P.P.S I’d like to leave you with this quote:

“He asked…’Did art get us?” The question for me wasn’t if art got us. The question was “Do we regret that? I know art got us, because if art gets you, you can never be normal. You can’t go anywhere without trying to transform it, you know?”

Patti Smith with Robert Mapplethorpe

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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

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