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Like a fresh breeze from the sea: exhibition explores tattoo art from the port of Hamburg over the world seas

In December 2014, the Museum for Arts and Crafts MKG Hamburg publishes already the upcoming exhibitions of next year on its website such as 'Tattoo' which opens on 12 February and will be on view from 13 February until 6 September 2015.

The exhibition will explore tattoos from the perspectives art, crafts (instruments, pigments, etc), design and set them into the historical context of various cultures from the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The culture historical journey is one strategy of MKG Hamburg to prepare information about the theme; the second approach is the presentation of influences of tattoos as visual elements in contemporary art, design and as part of fashion trends.

The quasi home port of the exhibition concept for the adventure is Hamburg and the city's tattoo scene at the most prominent (and largest) harbour in Germany. The Hamburger tattoo scene is born from the marine and sailor culture in the late 19th century. It's announced that special events together with Hamburger tattoo artists and graphic designers will accompany the exhibition.

fig.: Legendary tattoo artists Herbert Hoffmann, Karlmann Richter and Albert Cornelissen at Germany's oldest tattoo lounge in St. Pauli in Hamburg. (C) Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Außerrhoden, Trogen, PA Herbert Hoffmann. Photo provided on occasion of the exhibition 'Tattoo', 13 February until 6 September 2015 at MKG Hamburg.


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