Holmstrand on Lunga Kama and Lawrence Lemaoana

by on Jul.17, 2012

Since I’m talking about Holmstrand, I figure I should note that he’s perhaps better known as an artist than a writer. And he’s also – as the horror posts may suggest – an insightful critic. And via his facebook page, I found out about a couple of African artists he’s written about in his book *Afrikaneser*.

LUNGA KAMA:



Holmstrand: “…The male body has made itself beautiful, made itself female-gay-ish, transsexual; it rewards itself with a medal for its hard work…”

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LAWRENCE LEMAOANA:

Holmstrand: “LAWRENCE LEMAOANA makes me incredibly jealous. His textile images tell more and better than mine, his way of thinking in pattern-kitsch, underlying civilization’s violence, his way of openly thinking in a beautiful language of masculinity, cruel and funny, self-subverting, sensual, pink…”

2 comments for this entry:
  1. Carina Finn

    <3 this: “…The male body has made itself beautiful, made itself female-gay-ish, transsexual; it rewards itself with a medal for its hard work…”

    sometimes I think the whole point of art is to make a ruined body pretty and then get the hell out.

  2. David Applegate

    “sometimes I think the whole point of art is to make a ruined body pretty and then get the hell out.”

    Disability kitsch?