This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura explores the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos as well as their rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices. Although tattooing is largely seen as an underground activity in Japan, it has persevered and is now internationally renowned for its artistry, lineage, historic symbolism and the skill of its practitioners.
Perseverance features the work of seven highly acclaimed tattoo artists—Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken—as well and a host of other modern tattoo experts. The exhibition includes life-sized photographs of full body tattoos, artifacts and environmental displays.
Graphic Art – Wood Relief Carving – Portraits – Torii – Tattoo Tools – Audio Files – Circular Glass Bonji Script Art Pieces – Photo Stand Ins – Media Presentation – Historical Overview – Lanterns – Tako
Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a traveling exhibition from Japanese American National Museum toured internationally by Flying Fish.
|Space Required:||2,000 - 4,000 sq.ft.|
|Minimum Ceiling Height:||12 ft. recommended|
|Standard Rental Length:||3 month minimum|
|Production Time:||4 working days for install & 3 for de-install|
|Freight:||1 - 20 ft. container|
|Japanese American National Museum||Los Angeles, CA, USA||MARCH 8, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 14, 2014|
|Towson University||Towson, MD, USA||FEBRUARY 5, 2015|
|Virginia Museum of Fine Arts||Richmond, VA, USA||MAY 29, 2015 - MAY 11, 2015|
|Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens||Delray Beach, FL, USA||FEBRUARY 26, 2016 - MAY 8, 2016|
|Middlebury College Museum of Art||Middlebury, VT, USA||JUNE 10, 2016 - AUGUST 7, 2016|
|Japan Foundation||Sydney, NSW, AUS||SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 - NOVEMBER 12, 2016|
|Newcastle Museum||Newcastle, NSW, AUS||FEBRUARY 9, 2017 - APRIL 30, 2017|
|Canterbury Museum||Christchurch, NZ||MAY 20, 2017 - AUGUST 13, 2017|
|Immigration Museum||Melbourne, VIC, AUS||CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2019|
|Anchorage, AK, USA||MAY 1, 2020 - OCTOBER 4, 2020|
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