South African And German Artists Read Between The Lines

Michaelis Galleries in partnership with the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents the exhibition Between the Lines, featuring artwork by German and South African art students, from 1 to 20 March 2013.

Forging a dialogue in the exploration ofthe potentialofa< /span>rt for radical mediation, Between the Lines is a meeting point between German and South African art students. The works are chosen by Candice Breitz and Nadja Daehnke, featuring 10 students each from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste and from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. The exhibition opens on Friday 1 March at 18:00, and will run until Wednesday 20 March.

Probing cross-cultural communication and the capacity of art to function as a tool of social translation; Between the Lines includes paintings, photography, installations, video-work and performances by Fine Art and Art Theory students – those in their third and fourth year of study, as well as students from current Masters programmes.

“When two cultures encounter one another, tools of translation are essential in the building of a sustainable relationship. In terms of striving towards a greater mutual understanding of the specific pasts, presents and futures of Germany and South Africa; contemporary artists can offer a range of translation strategies. What tools might be used to translate German experience into South African experience or vice versa?” comments Michaelis Galleries Curator Nadja Daehnke.

The Between the Lines exhibition is part of a wider exchange project, which includes two high profile public conferences at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (25 to 28 February 2013) and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig respectively. These will explore ideas and strategies relevant to the role of art in translating experience and creating mutual understanding across international borders. For more information, please visit

The Between the Lines exhibition will open on Friday 1 March at 18:00 and close on Wednesday 20 March 2013. A public walkabout will take place on Tuesday 5 March from 13:00 – 14:00. For more information, please contact Nadja Daehnke on 021 480 7170, 0823165272 or Michaelis Galleries are on the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town. Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 to 16:00, Saturday 10:00 to 13:00, or by appointment.

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