"Tattoo. Art under the skin"

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Exhibitions. Origins of tattooing and an analysis of a global phenomenon in artistic creation

'Tatau' is the etymological origin of the word we know today as 'tattoo'. It is a Polynesian word meaning 'open wound' which dates back to the 18th century. Over time it has played a representative role in society: from ancestral and identity practice to an object of fascination and contemporary artistic creation.

CaixaForum presents an exhibition with more than 240 historical and contemporary pieces that teaches us about the origins of tattooing and analyses its evolution over time, until the permanent and global phenomenon that we know today. It is an anthropological, geographical and artistic study that explores the different uses and functions of tattooing through the different eras and cultures.

The exhibition shines a light on the artistic nature of the practice, exchanges between tattooists from across the world and the emergence of syncretic styles. It brings together works by tattoo artists from countries such as Japan, the USA, France, Switzerland and Polynesia, and features twenty silicone models tattooed by masters of the art as well as twenty tattoo projects painted on kakemonos.

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La pràctica de tatuar ha donat lloc a intercanvis entre països, cultures i societats i s’ha convertit en un fenomen global en la creació artística del present.

L’exposició aplega més de 150 obres històriques i contemporànies, en què s’inclou l’obra d’artistes del tatuatge que procedeixen de països com el Japó, els EUA, França, Suïssa i la Polinèsia.

CaixaForum Centre Social i Cultural

Address:
Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6*8
District:
Sants-Montjuïc
Neighborhood:
la Font de la Guatlla
City:
Barcelona
Where
CaixaForum Centre Social i Cultural
When
From 18/05/2022 to 28/08/2022

Phone number

Information:
934768600
Information:
902223040
Fax:
934768635

Website

Web venda d'entrades:
https://caixaforum.org

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