Between the Lines is a forum for artistic and academic dialogue that will invite ten artists and thirty art students from Germany and South Africa into intensive exchange via two symposia and an exhibition. Between the Lines aims to reflect on and facilitate innovative artistic research that engages specifically with questions of translation and mediation across social and cultural difference.

The invited artists are Ulf Aminde (DE), Yael Bartana (IL/DE), Candice Breitz (ZA/DE), Gabrielle Goliath (ZA), Asta Gröting (DE), Nandipha Mntambo (ZA), Athi-Patra Ruga (ZA), Penny Siopis (ZA), James Webb (ZA) and Ming Wong (SG/DE) with keynote addresses in Cape Town by Achille Mbembe (CM/ZA) and Hubertus von Amelunxen (DE).

Between the Lines was initiated by Professor Candice Breitz (Braunschweig University of Art) and the late Professor Colin Richards (Michaelis School of Art). In memory of Professor Richards, his close friend Professor Achille Mbembe (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) has been invited to give a keynote address during the symposium.

Between the Lines is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the context of The German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013, a year of exchange between South Africa and Germany that aims to strengthen cooperation and create new networks between the two countries.

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

SYMPOSIUM SOUTH | 25 February to 2 March 2013
Venue: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

Concept: Colin Richards (UCT) and Candice Breitz (Braunschweig University of Art)
Conveners : Andrew Lamprecht (UCT) and Candice Breitz (Braunschweig University of Art)
Coordinators: Natasha Norman (UCT) and Undine Sommer (Braunschweig University of Art)
Exhibition Curator (Michaelis Galleries): Nadja Daehnke (UCT), assisted by Elizabeth Wurst