Art doesn’t want to sleep with you
Art ain’t that good
Art ain’t that nice
Art makes you feel cold
Art declares you a fugitive


Beyond the Protection of the Law. Originally published [in Dutch with the title ‘ Buiten Beskerming van die Wet’] in Africus. Johannesburg Biennale (cat.), Johannesburg, 1995, p.186; and included in Marlene Dumas, Sweet Nothings. Notes and Texts, first edition Galerie Paul Andriesse and De Balie Publishers Amsterdam, 1998; and second edition (revised and expanded) Koenig Books London, 2014.