Marc Brandenburg

Flagge (2021)
YSL (2021)

Dear Marc,

How dare you!

Fragile. Wounded. Violent.

How dare you push our limits?

The obvious, supposedly immediately comprehensible image, suggesting a clear, superficial message to the viewer, is truth in pencil drawn disguise. We are the disguise.

When Art & Language presented their new edition to me after more than nine months and it only consisted of two words, I thought “oh, come on, what the hell” – nine months for two words? But the more often I read these words, the more I realize how deep, how essential, how pushing they are.

One can try to create the supposedly great through the concept of overloading information paired with over-intellectuality. Or you can simply use two words.

Or you can draw with a pencil.

I like your pencil drawing. Truly.

Thank you, Marc, for a long, very long journey together.

René