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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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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…

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THE HOUSE AND LEISURE READERS' RENOVATIONAWARDSHave 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 ofHOUSE AND LEISURE ONLINE?Sign up at houseandleisure.co.zato get our WEEKLY newsletterSTRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX. A DECADE OF CHAMPIONING SOUTH AFRICAN ARTTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual FNB JoburgArtFair, we interview key curators, directors and artists about the state of local art now. CREATIVE CRUSHAt 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. @OLIVIEKECK@JODY_PAULSEN@KIRST_B_KIND@SIWATHEREALBOZA@HUGHBYRNE.ARTBRIGHT YOUNG TALENTMeet…

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ZODWA KUMALOZodwa 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…

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in the frame

CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT Tropism Mensa Humilis and Tropism Mensa Altum bronze sidetables by Charles Haupt R136 800 (left; edition 1 of 8) and R171 000 (right; edition 1 of 8), both Southern Guild; ‘Genesis I & II’ Zerkall Intaglio and polished-copper prints by Morné Visagie R68 400 each (unframed) and R81 875 (framed), WHATIFTHEWORLD; Nicci armchair with steel base R45 455, Okha. Edwain wears an R Zebra polo neck in Mustard Yellow by Rich Mnisi R1 600, Merchants on Long.CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT ‘The Ever Promised Erection’ sculpture in high-density foam and artificial flowers and jewels by Athi-Patra Ruga R114 570, and ‘Solid’ linocut (edition of 32) by Paul Edmunds R31 920, both WHATIFTHEWORLD; Spun chair in kooboo cane and leather by Porky Hefer R193 800 (edition 1 of 5),…

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still life

CUBIST COOLWant to add a conversation piece to your space? Find inspiration in the offbeat angles and unique palette of Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces. 1. Circular mirror in Copper R14 000, Anatomy Design 2. Lighthouse 250 glass pendant in Amber R1 699, Illumina Lighting 3. Morrocotto ceramic brick tiles in Rose, Orange and Butter, all from the Market Mosaics collection by Douglas Jones R35 each (6 × 24cm), Italtile 4. Arkit Decor wall tiles by Baldocer from R439/m2 (40 × 120cm), Italtile 5. Rosso server with marble top R42 983, Tonic Design 6. Brass Stockholm chair in Nguni Black R9 995 and 7. Giovanna Quartz scatters R895 each, all SHF 8. Carambole resin end table in Metallic Orange by Sacha Lakic POR, Roche Bobois 9. Palette table JH6 in stainless steel,…

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africa in focus

(PHOTOGRAPH: LAKIN OGUNBANWO)LOOKS AT SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC TALENT ON THE CONTINENTI 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,…