CaixaForum Madrid presents the biggest exhibition ever devoted to the history of tattooing
Madrid, 2 December 2021
- Tattoo. Art Under the Skin, produced and organised by Musée du quai Branly – Jaques Chirac of Paris and ’’la Caixa’’ Foundation, takes visitors on a journey into the unique universe of tattooing from an anthropological perspective, and analyses the resurgence of what is now a global phenomenon.
- 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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From left to right: Isabel Fuentes, Director of CaixaForum Madrid; Anne Richard, curator and founder of the magazine HEY! modern art & pop culture; Emmanuel Kasarhérou, president of the Musée du quai Branly; Elisa Durán, Deputy General Director of ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, and Ignasi Miró, the corporate director of the Culture and Science Area of ”la Caixa” Foundation, have presented the exhibition Tattoo. Art Under the Skin.