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Inside House and Leisure's annual art issue

The September 2017 issue of House and Leisure has hit the shelves and we couldn't be more excited. To put together this special art edition of the magazine, we've collaborated with the FNB JoburgArtFair for the first time, working closely with entrepreneur and fair director Mandla Sibeko to bring you an issue like no other. Read on for a few of our highlights.

guide to the FNB JoburgArtFair

It's the 10th anniversary of the FNB JoburgArtFair, and we celebrate this with a special section in the magazine (starting on page 37) that includes an exclusive interview with South African-born, Berlin-based conceptual artist Robin Rhode, who is this year's featured artist. 'Part of a generation of post-apartheid artists who are navigating the art world while reflecting on the trauma of this country's history, Rhode explores his identity and sense of place through video art and installations, and his live performance at this year's Design Indaba is, for me, one of the cultural highlights of 2017,' says Tiaan Nagel in his editor's letter. Also in the guide is a Q&A with guest curator Dr Zoe Whitley, who explains some of the thinking behind the special projects for the Fair.

get your cultural fix in Paris

Getting your cultural fix in one of Europe's most beautiful cities needn't break the bank. Turn to page 98 for some of Paris' astounding art, delectable food and remarkable sights on offer – (mostly) on the cheap.

South Africa's most artful homes

This issue is packed with inspiring homes that showcase impressive art collections. Christine and Mark Read from Everard Read and CIRCA galleries in Joburg share their 'rooftop' abode (page 66) with us, which was created by Silvio Reach and Lesley Carstens, and is filled with South African art. Federico Freschi, executive dean of the faculty of art and architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, takes us around his eclectic home in Kensington (page 74), showing off his Andrzej Urbanski collection and rare pieces by Gunther Herbst. We also have one of Cape Town's iconic retreats (page 58), colloquially known as 'bridge house' and designed by Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects. And, finally, we feature a beautifully renovated family residence in Saxonwold, Johannesburg (page 50), that also plays host to an incredible collection of contemporary African art.

an artist's crowning achievement

The remarkable Tarot Garden in a park near Capalbio, Tuscany, is French sculptor, painter and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle's crowning achievement as an artist. It features 22 sculptural forms that represent the major arcana of tarot divination. We unpack the history of the artist and explore this mind-boggling space in our new issue (page 92).

when food becomes art

Vibrant, textural and eye-catching, our September issue features five spice-infused plates reminiscent of a painter's palette, revealing that food really can be a work of art. From page 86 onwards, find the recipes for warm beetroot and goat's cheese salad, curry cauliflower rotis, dukkah-crusted lamb shanks, tom yum poke bowl and bourbon maple pecan tartlets. Also be sure to keep an eye out for a new 'spice of the week' on the website every Friday.
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