Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

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Perseverance

Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition that explores the master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattoos and their enduring influence on modern tattoo practices.

Even as Japanese-style tattooing has moved into the mainstream, it remains an enigmatic and misunderstood art form. Mainstream Japanese society denounces it as a criminal practice, associating it more with some of its yakuza clientele than with its respected artists. Western practitioners and aficionados, on the other hand, often lack knowledge of the practice’s long history, reducing it to an exotic form of decoration.

Perseverance aims to shift the conversation around Japanese tattoo practice by examining it as a serious art form, placing it in a rich artistic lineage that includes ukiyo-e and other traditional Japanese printing techniques. The exhibition also looks at the vibrancy of current Japanese-style tattoo practices, which include hybrid styles developed by practitioners in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

Designed by artist Kip Fulbeck and curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura, Perseverance features stunning color photographs by Fulbeck of the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists: Horishiki (Chris Brand), Horitaka, Horitomo, Junii, Miyazo, Shige, and Yokohama Horiken, along with additional images of works by other artists. The accompanying catalogue includes full-color reproductions along with informative essays by the curators and several contributing artists. Perseverance was on display at the Japanese American National Museum from March 8 – September 14, 2014.

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St.
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 AUSTRALIA

About this Exhibition

May 24, 2019 - February 02, 2020

Immigration Museum

400 Flinders St.

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition that explores the master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattoos and their enduring influence on modern tattoo practices.

Even as Japanese-style tattooing has moved into the mainstream, it remains an enigmatic and misunderstood art form. Mainstream Japanese society denounces it as a criminal practice, associating it more with some of its yakuza clientele than with its respected artists. Western practitioners and aficionados, on the other hand, often lack knowledge of the practice’s long history, reducing it to an exotic form of decoration.

Perseverance aims to shift the conversation around Japanese tattoo practice by examining it as a serious art form, placing it in a rich artistic lineage that includes ukiyo-e and other traditional Japanese printing techniques. The exhibition also looks at the vibrancy of current Japanese-style tattoo practices, which include hybrid styles developed by practitioners in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

Designed by artist Kip Fulbeck and curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura, Perseverance features stunning color photographs by Fulbeck of the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists: Horishiki (Chris Brand), Horitaka, Horitomo, Junii, Miyazo, Shige, and Yokohama Horiken, along with additional images of works by other artists. The accompanying catalogue includes full-color reproductions along with informative essays by the curators and several contributing artists. Perseverance was on display at the Japanese American National Museum from March 8 – September 14, 2014.

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St.
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 AUSTRALIA

 

Learn more about Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, including artist bios, videos, and more.  LEARN MORE

#janmtattooshow

About this Exhibition

May 24, 2019 - February 02, 2020

Immigration Museum

400 Flinders St.

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition that explores the master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattoos and their enduring influence on modern tattoo practices.

Even as Japanese-style tattooing has moved into the mainstream, it remains an enigmatic and misunderstood art form. Mainstream Japanese society denounces it as a criminal practice, associating it more with some of its yakuza clientele than with its respected artists. Western practitioners and aficionados, on the other hand, often lack knowledge of the practice’s long history, reducing it to an exotic form of decoration.

Perseverance aims to shift the conversation around Japanese tattoo practice by examining it as a serious art form, placing it in a rich artistic lineage that includes ukiyo-e and other traditional Japanese printing techniques. The exhibition also looks at the vibrancy of current Japanese-style tattoo practices, which include hybrid styles developed by practitioners in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

Designed by artist Kip Fulbeck and curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura, Perseverance features stunning color photographs by Fulbeck of the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists: Horishiki (Chris Brand), Horitaka, Horitomo, Junii, Miyazo, Shige, and Yokohama Horiken, along with additional images of works by other artists. The accompanying catalogue includes full-color reproductions along with informative essays by the curators and several contributing artists. Perseverance was on display at the Japanese American National Museum from March 8 – September 14, 2014.

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St.
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 AUSTRALIA

 

Learn more about Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, including artist bios, videos, and more.  LEARN MORE

#janmtattooshow

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