Turismo Madrid


Tattooed skin


The CaixaForum Madrid center is hosting an exhibition called "Tattoo. Art under the skin" that highlights the artistic dimension of tattoos in the present, as well as throughout its history. Until April 17, visit CaixaForum to discover the infinite possibilities of tattoos. 

Anne Richard commissioned this exhibition composed of more than 240 works containing many references to tattoos. Photographs and engravings complete the exhibition, which investigates the cultural facet that tattooing has acquired throughout history, in different historical periods and under different subjectivities.

The artistic, anthropological and even geographical points of view play a crucial role in identifying and thinking about the different manifestations of tattooing. Visitors will discover many curiosities, such as the etiology of the word "tattoo" itself, which originated in 18th century Polynesia and meant "open wound".

The exhibition results in a panoptic view that tries to understand how different cultures, regions and historical times have understood the phenomenon of tattooing. Thus, for the occasion, about twenty kakemonos and about twenty tattoos, made on mannequins, have been created by more than 40 prestigious tattoo artists from all over the world.

The exhibition was organized and produced by the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in collaboration with the La Caixa Foundation.

Come and be amazed by the possibilities of this art under the skin!


More information: "Tattoo. Art under the skin"

Image credits: Ranshô, Masato Sudô © Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris