Marlene Dumas

Beyond the Protection of the Law

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.