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Moshekwa Langa

LangaMy Life as a Disco Queen, 1998, Ink-jet prints on vinyl

The two photos we see here come from a larger body of work that included photographs, a videotape and a room set. The photographs were made initially using Polaroid film. These images come from this series. They are about aeroplanes, the martyrdom of Jesus the man, the male pin-up and the scene of the crime. As a young South African, Langa’s influences include the global spread of mass culture via television and other mass media.


Moshekwa Langa was born in Bakenberg, Potgietersrus, in 1975. He studied at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam, and has exhibited his work world-wide. He is represented by the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Tanya Rumpff Gallery in the Netherlands. Langa lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Further Information

Moshekwa Langa, “How Latitudes Become Forms,” Walker Art Centre

WALKER, Hamza, “Moshekwa Langa, November 14-December 24,” The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago



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