November 14, 2014 to March 31, 2015
Tattooing is an ancient art form in Japan dating back thousands of years. Originally thought of as spiritual and decorative art, it was also used at times as punishment for criminals. The role of the tattoo in Japanese culture was constantly fluctuating, depending who was currently in power.
In modern day tattooing, styles come and go much like fashion. However, the Japanese style does not rely on current fashion trends and therefore provides a timeless body suit that will always stay in style.
This exhibition will feature Japanese posters, woodblock prints, postcards and more.