Tomas Mutsaers

Commisioned by Showroom MAMA

I <3 CAMP is a celebration of the grotesque, the exaggerated, and of things not as they are supposed to be. According to Wikipedia, ‘camp embraces mass culture with artistic ulterior motives’, and in her 1964 attempt to define the concept of camp, Susan Sontag claimed: ‘One is drawn to camp when one realizes that “sincerity” is not enough. Sincerity can be simple philistinism, intellectual narrowness.’ The whole point of camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful and banal. 

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