Honestly, the best part of going to the Met Museum in New York is the Costume Institute exhibition, which is centered around Susan Sontag’s essay on camp. Here’s three quotes she wrote in her essay that help break it all down.
“Camp is the answer to the problem: how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture.”
“Camp taste turns its back on the good-bad axis of ordinary aesthetic judgment. It doesn’t argue that the good is bad, or the bad is good. What it does is to offer for art (and life) a different—a supplementary—set of standards.”
“The connoisseur of Camp [finds pleasure] in the coarsest, commonest pleasures, in the arts of the masses.”
Text by Nadja Sayej
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