The exhibition returns to the sources of tattooing and presents the renewed of this phenomenon in its now permanent and globalised manifestation.
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|Artist||Theme : Tattoo, Quai Banly Museum Paris|
|Author||Anne & Julien, Sébastien Galliot, Pascal Bagot, Stéphane Martin (Préface), Collectif|
|Publisher||Quai Branly, Actes sud|
|Number of pages||288|
|Dimensions||260 x 215|
|Museum||Quai Banly Museum, Paris|
Exhibition Catalogue Tattoo (English Edition), Quai Branly Museum, Paris (May 6 - October 14, 2015).
In so-called "primitive" societies from the Oriental, African and Oceanian worlds, tattooing has a social, religious and mystical role and accompanies the subject in their rites of passage, including them in the community.
Conversely, in the West, they have been seen as a mark of infamy, criminality, a circus attraction (with the phenomenon of side shows) and as a mark of identity for urban tribes.
This geographical and antinomian approach is today disappearing: in traditional societies, tattooing has lost its ritual exclusivity; in urban societies and in the "westernised" lifestyle, its marginal character is fading and it is becoming a relatively common bodily ornament.
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