2019.09.28 - 2020.02.09 KMFA Galleries 101~103

This exhibition was developed and produced by the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.
Organized by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
This exhibition explores the world of tattooing and offers a unique approach to this ancestral practice, presenting historical and contemporary works from a variety of countries. This is an exhibition which, for the first time, presents the artistic dimension of tattooing and its history throughout human culture from its first appearance, paying homage to the contemporary pioneers. The musée du quai Branly reflects the growing interest given in our contemporary societies to this art, which is both a subject of fascination and of identity.
While tattooing has a rich technical and social history, which has already been thoroughly studied and represented, tattooists and the tattooed act as spokespeople for the art on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the role of these artists who have developed the art of tattooing has never been sufficiently appreciated. For the event, the exhibition's curators, Anne & Julien, have employed an extensive network to unite artworks by the most important tattoo artists.

I From Global to Marginal
II Art in Motion
III Revival of Traditional Tattooing
IV New Territories of the World
V Tattoo Now

Supported by: Ministry of Culture, Kaohsiung City Government, Bureau of Cultural Affairs
Organized by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Sponsored by: Lafon Trading Co., Ltd., Bonze Enterprise Ltd., RSI Group, Bureau Français de Taipei
Special Thanks to: Taiwan High Speed Rail, ALIEN Art Centre
Appointed Hotel: Silks Club
Venue: Room 101-103, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Date: 2019.9.28-2020.2.9


The legendary tattoo artist who tattooed Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Kurt Cobain and several members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam!

My life journey to the world of tattooing
Date: 11/9 (Saturday)
Time: 14:00-16:00
Place: Auditorium, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Speaker: Henk Schiffmacher, the world renowned Dutch tattoo artist

Henk Schiffmacher was born in 1952 in Harderwijk (the Netherlands). He has loved to draw since he was little, and he was first fascinated by tattoo in the seventies. In 1979, he opened his first tattoo shop, and now Henk Schiffmacher is a worldwide renowned Dutch tattoo artist and collector, a leading light in international tattoo field. TEDx Talks even gave him the title “the TATTOO king.”
Henk Schiffmacher has many identities: a tattoo artist, a painter, a writer, a collector, and also a world traveler. And in this lecture, you can not only get to know his amazing life as a tattoo artist and collector, but also learn about the experiences of his travel around the world and stories about him with the celebreties!

Full Price: NT100  │  Discount Price: NT50
With tickets of TATTOO exhibition, held by KMFA, you can buy this lecture’s ticket with half price.


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