Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa

Mosadi Moholo , 2006. Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery

Moshekwa Langa is an artist and visual anthropologist who grew up in Bakenberg in South Africa. His work deals in various mediums such as installation, drawing, video and sculpture.

Beast , 1999-2010.Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery

Ineluctable Modality, 1999.

You Give Me The Creeps, 2000. Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery

Roiwaal I, 2003

Langa attended Rijksakademie in the Netherlands in 1997 after working as a producer for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg.

From Archiva Innova, Untitled XXIII (Brakenberg) , 2009. Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery

Video stills from “Where do I begin,” 2001.

Video stills from “Where do I begin,” 2001.

Video stills from “Where do I begin,” 2001.

My Life as a Disco Queen, as told to John Ruskin, 1998

Langa’s drawings include materials such as thread and are highly influenced by graffiti. He claims that daily life and the indifference associated with such routine as well as passion are major inspirations for his work. The South African artist’s poetic works also archive the rituals of sangomas, grieving, gossip and love. Langa has been featured in the Venice and São Paulo Biennale as well as several major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is currently based between Amsterdam and Johannesburg.

My Life as a Disco Queen, as told to John Ruskin, 1998

Images courtesy of Moshekwa Langa and Goodman Gallery

words PERWANA NAZIF

Mika Hashimoto

Mika Hashimoto

Samuel Depauw

Samuel Depauw