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© Marc Brandenburg

Marc Brandenburg’s pencil drawings, reversed into negatives, capture everyday, ephemeral motifs, including costumed demonstrators, a bank in Berlin's Tiergarten, garbage, graffiti, advertising, sleeping places of homeless people. The artist, who was born in 1965, strolls through cities such as Berlin, London, and Barcelona, photographing his impressions and then drawing them “like a human photocopier.” In this almost meditative process, he finds beauty in social conditions that are increasingly becoming the object of hatred in our society: the sensitive, the endangered, the traumatized, the precarious. Brandenburg is interested in moments when inner and outer states unite, when human beings merge with their costumes, their clothing, or their dwellings. Formal and conceptual aspects of drawing, as well as a fundamental examination of representation, are more important to him than the motifs themselves. “The emptiness behind the images, the translucent white, is important.” Hirnsturm II is a visual essay that combines drawings from a period of over 25 years with more recent works such as the video installation Camouflage Pullover (2018). In addition, many new works will be created expressly for the exhibition at the PalaisPopulaire.

Opening hours,

  • Monday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Friday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Please book your free time slot ticket before your visit: Admission will only be granted upon presentation of a negative written test result that is valid for the day. Self-tests are not permitted. Please identify yourself with an identification document (ID, passport, student card). It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask.


Unter den Linden 5, 10117 Berlin


+49 (30) 20 20 93 0




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The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with a comprehensive artist interview as well as text contributions by Oliver Koerner von Gustorf and an introduction by Sara Bernshausen (Kerber Verlag, softcover, English/German, ISBN 978-3-7356-0764-5, € 35).

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