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House and Leisure September 2016

House and Leisure – For those who want to celebrate all aspects of contemporary, stylish living in South Africa. House and Leisure is more than just a décor magazine. It’s the local premium brand with authority on Stylish SA at Home and Play. A source of warmth and pride, loved for celebrating the positives of life in South Africa, it’s the only decor home magazine that also offers strong leisure and lifestyle editorial content. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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6 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

MY UNDERSTANDING IS INFORMED BY EXHIBITIONS, ARTICLES AND THE OPINIONS OF PEOPLE WHO STUDIED IT AND ARE IN THE KNOW. I recently bumped into art dealer and curator Warren Siebrits at the till of Exclusive Books. Warren, clutching a recent Byredo purchase from 2A, and I, holding a stack of just-bought magazines, found ourselves caught up in an impassioned conversation about his latest project: the Jack Ginsberg collection of Walter Battiss at WAM. The conversation soon turned to the local art scene and Warren shared an optimistic view, noting how exciting it is that South Africans are showing so much interest in exhibitions and shows. This once-confined scene has evolved to become more inclusive with the introduction of an increasing number of fringe fairs and the launch of niche galleries. Larger local…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

FEAST YOUR EYES ON LOCAL ARTISTS’WORKSPACE ESSENTIALS SHOP THE LOOK OF AN ECLECTIC SPANISH HOME WATCH A BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO OF OUR SHOOT WITH TONY GUM SEE ARCHITECT KARLIEN THOMASHOFF’S FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL GEMS IN JOBURG DISCOVER 20 LIGHTS TO LOVE WIN EIGHT NIGHTS FOR TWO IN SRI LANKA WORTH R98 000 VIEW THE WORK OF ETHIOPIAN ARTIST AIDA MULUNEH, WHO IS EXHIBITING AT THE FNB JOBURG ART FAIR Join the conversation. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to see our beautiful photos, exclusive competitions and all of our top stories. houseandleisure HouseAndLeisure houseleisureSA houseandleisure…

2 min.
contributors

CHRIZANDA BOTHA is House and Leisure’ new junior decor editor. Who are some of your favourite local artists? My very first, and still favourite, artwork was a Robert Hamblin piece. Today I can’t afford his work anymore, but he remains a favourite. Also Samuel Allerton, Lionel Smit, Diane Victor, Krisjan Rossouw, Sarah Pratt, James Mudge and Gregor Jenkin. Dream galleries you’d like to visit? I’ fortunate enough to have been to a few on my list, but would love to spend another few days in the MoMA. I’ve also always wanted to go to Kröller-Müller, an art museum and sculpture park in the Netherlands, and to the Saatchi Gallery in London. What artwork would you love to own? Owning a Gregor Jenkin dining-room table has been on my list for as…

3 min.
reimagining picasso

Artist Tony Gum (pronounced ‘goom’) has changed something as simple as taking a picture of yourself and transformed it into high art. Under her creative direction, her self-portraits are mostly captured using her cellphone, along with carefully selected props and seemingly elementary makeup in primary colours. This form of expression became a way for the young artist to find her own voice – and space – in the art world. From playing around with a crate of empty Coca-Cola bottles to portraits of herself reimagined as Frida Kahlo in her artwork ‘Free Da Gum’, Tony has creatives sitting up and watching her every post for inspiration and potential projects. Essentially, she’s become the name she is today by turning herself into the main subject of her content, cleverly filling her corner…

4 min.
living with art

PAINTING, SCULPTING AND PRINTMAKING ARE NOT SPECTATOR SPORTS. AND YET, THE FIGURE OF THE SUCCESSFUL AND WORLDLY ARTIST LIVING AT ONE REMOVE FROM SOCIETY CONTINUES TO INTRIGUE. WE WANT TO KNOW HOW THEY LIVE. We reread things in order to test their claim to the truth and every so often I revisit what Geoff Dyer wrote about jazz photography. Dyer’s book But Beautiful (1991) is an eccentric if brilliant homage to jazz. In an afterword to a later edition, the immodest English novelist and essayist makes an audacious claim. A photograph of a jazz musician in full flight, Dyer writes, ‘can bring us as close to the act – or vicarious essence – of artistic creation as a photograph of an athlete can to the act – or vicarious essence –…

1 min.
off the wall

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