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A boutique contemporary gallery in the historical heritage village of De Waterkant curating emerging and established local and international contemporary artists and creators working across a variety of practices.
A sudden turn of events at the end of a story which ensures that the protagonist does not meet some terrible, impending, and very plausible and probable doom.
‘Eucatastrophe’ marks the fifteenth solo exhibition by award winning South African multi-disciplinary artist, Hannalie Taute. Having particpated in over 45 exhibitions and art fairs worldwide, including Australia, The Netherlands, Tasmania, and the USA, the exhibition of 20 new multimedia works sees Taute pushing previous boundaries of her distinct style and ‘re-stiching historical narratives’ into a fantastical new fairy tale wedding mythology.
“Let me tell you a story… or rather a fairy tale, magical and mystical, inspired by memories of people and places in found pictures, especially those of brides. A wedding is often the wondrous outcome of fairy tales. The ultimate happy ending of the long suffering heroine and her prince… or the searching prince and the salvation offered by his princess bride. An auspicious union meant to correct all that is wrong and unjust in the world. ‘Happily ever after’ is the forever-triumph in these tales. But we don’t live in a fairy-tale, do we?...
“Creating my own imaginary fairy tale kingdom, removing the faces and historical identities from these vintage photographs and replacing them with a variety of cultural masks and colourful embroidered flowers, a new fantasy emerges. A world clinging to the need to believe in the magic of innocent aspiration.”
- Hannalie Taute