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Between the Lines forum for artistic exchange

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.

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


“UP and Down”, 2010 of Reasons to live in a small Town/ Co-facilitation workshop research project, Supported by the Visual Art Network of South Africa (VANSA) , Gauteng – Western
Cape/ South Africa

Facilitation workshop: “Strokes of Genius Project” ( A Visual Art Development youth Project) at Bien Donnée Mannor Farm, initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport , the Department of Trade and Industry, Paarl/ Western Cape-South Africa

Performance Arts Workshop- Spier Contemporary 2010 Hidding Hall/UCT (With Jay Pather), Cape Town

“Portrait” a film documentary co-directed for Swedish Students for the Red Cross Exchange Programme, Cape Town-SA

Co-facilitation: Art Therapy Workshops for youth, Catholic Welfare and Development/CWD – Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Cape Town -SA

Co-facilitation: Art Therapy workshop for women with HIV/AIDS, CWD Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Cape Town-SA

Co-facilitation: Art Therapy Programme for children at Lawrence House Shelter, Woodstock, Cape Town

“Talking Heads” a Video performance with Magdalena Kunz and Daniel Glaser ( Pro Helvetia Swizz Council guest artists), Cape Town

Co-Facilitated an Educational Youth Programme in collaboration with Africa Centre and CitySkin group, and in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition of Spier Contemporary 2007, Cape Town

“The art of dessent”, a film documentary with Lionel Davis, Jonathan Zapiro, Ruth Carneson,ona Community Project with Scott Milne (Project Manager and Field researcher), Cape Town-SA

Co-illustration of a series of children’s text books for Longman Publishing Company, Cape Town -SA

Educational Youth Programme (with Kathy Coates) a series of mixed media installations at IZIKO South Africa National Gallery Annexe, Cape Town

2006 – 2007
“Multimediations” Programme, Cape Africa Platform (in collaboration with City Varsity: School of Media and Creative Arts), Cape Town

2006 – 2008
“Voyage Ensemble Project” (Journey together) Fostering Anti- Xenophobia funded by ProHelvetia and the Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town –SA

Co-facilitation of an Art Therapy Exchange Programme for refugee women and children, at the Bonne Esperance (CWD)and Masipumelele, Voyage Ensemble Project /Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town

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