An Exhibition About Tattoos

I went to Paris International Tattoo Convention this weekend and while I was walking around, watching tattoo artists do their job, I was thinking about making an exhibition about tattoos. How to exhibit tattoos? There has been an exhibition about tattoos at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2014. Tatoueurs, Tatoués was the first exhibition on tattoos in a national museum in France. Looking at what methods were used to present the art of tattooing, it was a mix of photographs, videos, and silicone body parts on which contemporary artists had tattooed a piece. Indeed, the body needs to be represented as it…

What Exhibitions to See in London Now

I am planning a weekend in London in a few weeks and am already thinking about the exhibitions I will see there. I have always found London very innovative when it comes to museum practices and curation and now that I am not living there anymore, I am looking forward to check the new things out. The first on my list is Staging Jackson Pollock at the Whitechapel Gallery. 2018 marked the 60th anniversary of Pollock’s premiere in the UK : a touring show arrived at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1958. It was beautifully designed by Trevor Dannatt who transformed…

The Power of Art – Pablo Valbuena

I have been feeling a little bit down this week. It’s been two months since I came back to Paris and job hunting, the cold, missing my South-African friends and life, adapting to a new every day, having this feeling sometimes that I need to start all over again (illogical but still present), … it’s not easy every day and particularly this week has been quite challenging. I was in the mood for nothing and spent a few days being quite lazy; until I decided to go to the Centquatre to see the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena….