Fotomontage, GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, © Staatliche  Kunstsammlung Dresden, Grafik: Funkelbach
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Tattoo and Piercing - Part II: (un)covered


Grassi invites goes under the skin. In the fourth part of its series, the museum invites visitors to become part of the exhibition. In the first part "Tattoo & Piercing: Showtime!" residents of Leipzig presented their tattoos and piercings in the museum's living archive and told their personal stories. Based on these stories and photographs, a local perspective emerges on the global phenomenon of body art. Through objects, photographs, and drawings from the collections of the ethnological museums in Leipzig, Dresden, and Herrnhut, the exhibition takes on a thematic approach: 

Maske, Javari-Gebiet, Brasilien, Völkerkundemuseum Dresden, © Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Foto: Eva Winkler

links for ON, THROUGH, UNDER

on the skin     through the skin     under the skin


What did scientists and travelers of the 18th and 19th centuries say about body art in the world? Why do people get tattoos, what is the meaning behind the motifs and what role do tattoos and piercings play today? "Tattoo & Piercing: (un) covered" combines the stories of the living archive from Part I with historical and current visions of the entire world.

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GRASSI invites #4: Tattoo & Piercing / die Welt unter der Haut
GRASSI invites #4: Tattoo & Piercing / die Welt unter der Haut

weitere Ausstellungen

Further Exhibitions
17/06/2016 —16/10/2016
schwarze Landmassen vor einer hellblauen Landkarte
22/04/2015 —23/08/2015

Waurá - Indians at the Rio Xingú

in Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut

Festlich geschmückte Indianer-Jungen
17/03/2017 —10/09/2017
Mann mit Tattoo
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