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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Hitchhiking through the galaxy and a Familie-kielie

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Once upon a time I started hitchhiking through the galaxy and decided to stop on earth for refreshments.

 

So today I am celebrating: “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and everything = 42 Today! (as explained by DeepThought in the book: “The Hitchhikers guide to the Universe” 😉 or here:

I hope that this year everything will start to make sense.

but what was the question again?

Spring chicken 😉

On another note I would like to invite you to a “Familie-Kielie! My upcoming solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery, on the 28th of August.

I do not use Facebook, but for those of you who do…the gallery created a ‘Facebook-event”, feel free to check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1991322887634782/

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.

On that note…hope you all have a great week ahead.

xxx

 

Dear Mother City…(Minutes to Midnight)

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Dear Mother City, (aka Cape Town)

I visited you earlier in October, and I must say it was an experience I wouldn’t forget.

The energy in mid-city is quite contagious and at the same time exhausting, and the traffic intense. As a small-town girl, I think I could not handle it for more than a week, but I suppose one can get used to it.

She always wanted to be a bad girl 92 x 64 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018

Your inhabitants were very supportive, kind, generous and made me feel welcome.

I even spotted this guy in one of your museums and he laughed his ass of at me for feeling so overwhelmed:

Taxidermy Hyena at the Iziko Museum – Cape Town

And I almost lost my head to a hippo…

Luckily my friend made me a concoction of some Bach-flower remedies for the nerves.

Bach remedies

and I channeled some horse-power with a Mary Sibande sculpture:

Moi with a Mary Sibande sculpture at the Iziko Art Museum

I did not see and experience half as much as I wanted to, but I did have a blast at the opening night of my solo exhibition Minutes to Midnight at 99 Loop gallery!

A big thank you to everyone who came to the opening night, and those who couldn’t make it to the opening, the exhibition runs until the 27th of October, so please feel free to pop in.

Her dark side 141 x 95 cm cotton thread, batting and rubber 2018 (private collection)

P.S ever wondered why Cape Town is known as the Mother City? Well, if you follow this link there’s 6 reasons why.

 

Minutes to Midnight….You are invited!

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Invitation

I, Hannalie Taute, cordially invite you, and your friends, and friends of your friends, to the opening of my solo exhibition: Minutes to Midnight.

When: 3 October 2018

Time: 6 pm

Where: 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop street, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 422 3766 or email: gallery@99loop.co.za for more info.

I look forward to see you.

Drinks will be served.

Minutes to Midnight and World Embroidery Day

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Minutes to midnight 215 x 106 cm cotton thread, doillies and rubber 2018

Minutes to Midnight is the title of the work above as well as the title for my upcoming solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town.

minutes to midnight detail

For a long time my thoughts centered around the words “Minutes to midnight” as a title for a possible solo show, and after many attempts, planning, and  discussions the works of the past few years (some new, some reworked) all fit together and finally I am looking forward to present the body of work soon (October 2018).

“Minutes to Midnight” is basically a continuation of my investigation of fear, which in turn lead me to the notion of time and eventually to the meaning behind the words: “Minutes to midnight” which actually refers to the symbolic clock used by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. This symbolic clock represents the countdown to a potential global catastrophe, and refers to this catastrophe as “Midnight”. It is currently standing on 2 minutes to Midnight.

Midnight in turn also reminded me about all the fairytales in which when the clock strikes 12 the magic disappears.

Minutes to midnight detail

But before you think it is all gloom and doom in this post, I have something uplifting to share with you as well:

I found out this morning, that it is World Embroidery Day today!  I saw it on a fellow embroiderer’s Instagram account*, and decided to google it to find out more.

The origins of the World Embroidery Day date back to 30 June 2011 and was an initiative of the Swedish Embroidery Guild, to celebrate embroidery (what a wonderful idea). I even found their Embroidery Manifesto which I would like to share with you:

embroidery_manifesto_-english (1)

Or you can visit this website to Download in 5 other languages:

http://www.broderiakademin.nu/worldembroideryday/

minutes to midnight detail

So I would like to celebrate and wish you a wonderful “World Embroidery Day”. Until we speak again – happy stitching!

Footnotes and links:

*The fellow embroiderer I mentioned is: Nicole O’ Loughlin and there is a lovely interview with her on the Fiber Studio’s blog. click here

*Early this year the “Doomsday Clock” reach 2 Minutes to Midnight…the closest ever…you can read more about it here

or visit the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists website… here

*You may download the Embroidery Manifesto here

*For more details about my upcoming solo you can watch this space or contact the gallery 99 Loop, see here

*The photographer of my artwork is Kleinjan Groenewald, you can visit his website here