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House and Leisure September 2017

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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6 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

a few weeks back, I found myself alongside writer Jonathan Cane and House and Leisure features editor Kholeka Kumalo viewing one of the largest JH Pierneef collections in existence – it’s owned by property developer and art collector Anton Taljaard. We were soon caught up in a heated discussion about what these artworks’ relevance is today – and why so many white South Africans, in particular, are fond of Pierneef’s work. As in all the best conversations about art, we came to no final conclusions whatsoever, although of course our discussion added an extra dimension to how we experienced this remarkable collection. For me the beauty of these artworks is all wrapped up in Pierneef’s brilliant use of colour. The soft, muted tones he employs – including dirty shades of pink…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

THE HOUSE AND LEISURE READERS' RENOVATION AWARDS Have you recently completed a renovation that you think belongs in the pages of House and Leisure? Send us your before and after pictures and you could win big prizes in our READERS’ RENOVATION AWARDS. For all the details and to enter, visit houseandleisure.co.za/renovation-awards-2017. Entries close 15 September 2017. Want a CURATED dose of HOUSE AND LEISURE ONLINE? Sign up at houseandleisure.co.zato get our WEEKLY newsletter STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX. A DECADE OF CHAMPIONING SOUTH AFRICAN ART To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual FNB JoburgArtFair, we interview key curators, directors and artists about the state of local art now. CREATIVE CRUSH At once playful and sinister, sculptor Justine Mahoney’s bronze-cast, handpainted work ‘Mighty Ndebele’ from her solo show Tainted is top of our wish list. BRIGHT YOUNG TALENT Meet a few of…

2 min.

ZODWA KUMALO Zodwa is brand director at Livity Africa, writes for publications and contributes to The Noonday Tune, a website that encourages people to explore different music genres. She and her sister Zanele are founders of the monthly Joburg music event Sunday143. For this issue, Zodwa wrote about Christine Read’s remarkable Joburg home (page 66). What’s your favourite art form? Sculpture is so evocative that it has moved me to tears on a few occasions. Who are some of your favourite African artists? Johannes Segogela, Sam Nhlengethwa, Portia Zvavahera, Meleko Mokgosi and Athi-Patra Ruga. Dream galleries or museums around the world you’d like to visit? I’d start with The Louvre in Paris, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, MoMA in New York, White Cube in London and Museum of Contemporary Art in…

1 min.
in the frame


2 min.
still life

CUBIST COOL Want to add a conversation piece to your space? Find inspiration in the offbeat angles and unique palette of Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces. COLOUR WASH Indulge your sophisticated side by taking visual cues from Mark Rothko ʼ s groundbreaking Abstract Expressionist paintings. PRIMARY CONCERNS Follow the lead of Piet Mondrian ʼ s iconic, linear works and liven up your living room with blocks of bright primary colours and geometric forms. CUBIST COOL HOLDING IMAGE FEATURES PABLO PICASSO’S ‘LES FEMMES D’ALGER’, PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. FOR SUPPLIERS’ DETAILS SEE THE STOCKISTS PAGE. COLOUR WASH HOLDING IMAGE FEATURES MARK ROTHKO’S ‘UNTITLED (RED, BLACK, WHITE ON YELLOW)’ (1955), MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES. PRIMARY CONCERNS HOLDING IMAGE FEATURES PIET MONDRIAN’S ‘COMPOSITION WITH LARGE RED PLANE, YELLOW, BLACK, GREY AND BLUE’ (1921), GALLO IMAGES/ALAMY/WORLD HISTORY ARCHIVE…

3 min.
africa in focus

LOOKS AT SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC TALENT ON THE CONTINENT I salute the young army of African photographers who are busy smashing up the tired ethnographic gaze upon the continent that the world has too long seen. Their output adds an urgent richness to the huge diversity of voices informing Africa’s emergent art scene. Whether challenging accepted notions of belonging and identity, blurring the boundaries between the everyday and the fantastical, or looking to the past to shape a new future, what I find engrossing is the confident, unshackled energy of this work. Self-taught photographer from Ethiopia Girma Berta turns the myriad lives he finds on the streets of Addis Ababa into fine art. His ongoing Moving Shadows series depicts figures juxtaposed against vibrant backgrounds that capture ‘the beautiful, the ugly…