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CaixaForum Madrid presents the biggest exhibition ever devoted to the history of tattooing

Madrid, 2 December 2021

  • Taking a singular and innovative approach, the exhibition traces tattooists and tattooed across time periods and continents to explore the confluences that have made tattooing a global form of artistic expression. Among the personalities featured is the Filipina tattoo artist Whang-od Oggay, 104, often described as the last master to use batok (traditional handmade tattoo).
  • The exhibition features more than 240 historic and contemporary works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, books, objects – such as tools, masks and stamps – and audiovisuals, among others.

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