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Good morning!

A friend and fellow artist (who also teaches art at school level) asked me to be interviewed for her new channel/series about South African Artists, which she started recently, to encourage her learners to connect with other artists who are not yet written about in the syllabus. I am looking forward to see how this series develops, and I am honoured to be part of this journey!

..I quote:

When these children learn about your process, inspiration, and the intentions of your art, they learn to make better art and they deepen their appreciation for what you do. This effort serves to develop our heritage and it certainly creates legacy. You were inspired by artists to do what you do now and those artists that inspired you became cultural icons because they became cannon through being part of the educational curriculum. This process now continues with you.

How cool is that.

Anyway without further adieu:

if you have any advice for future interviews, feel free to let me know what you think….

wishing you a wonderful week ahead. xxx

Reminder and Q&A…

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Goodmorning!

Just a quick reminder – my solo exhibition opens Tonight at MContemporary gallery – Sydney Australia!

Since I cannot be there, I decided to share the Quickfire 11 questions in visual form via the gallery:

To read the full interview please visit the following link:

https://mcontemp.com/news/hannalie-tautes-story-meet-the-artist-series/

Artists Podcast

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A dear friend and fellow creative Hugo van Schalkwyk aka sa_maker recently started a new project where he will be interviewing South African artists for his podcast series.

He has uploaded 3 episodes already and I was lucky to be speaking to him in episode 2. (feels very strange to hear yourself speak, but a fun experience none the less 😉

You can visit/follow or listen to all the episodes here:

http://www.artistspodcast.co.za/

Hope you have a great week everyone.

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

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