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…

21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

Last night, I had the chance to be invited to the opening night of the exhibition 21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town. I was thrilled as it is the first ever fashion exhibition in a South African museum. Fashion is finally entering the institution. This first event, which for sure will be followed by several others, marks the beginning of an exciting journey. South African and more largely, African fashion will finally be historized and historicized, collected and archived, studied and exhibited. As Erica de Greef, curator of the exhibition, expressed…

What are the exhibitions to see in Paris in December 2018?

I will be in Paris in December and I am starting to check what exhibitions there will be in the city this winter. My passion for exhibitions brought me to the job I do today. Going back to a city like Paris is very exciting: there’s more exhibitions that there’s time to see. However, in my memories, Paris’ exhibition scene is amazing content-wise, it is not design-wise, the exhibitions being mostly traditional looking, compared, for instance, to a city like London. Plus, the art scene exhibitions is very important, which is amazing but gives less space to history and science…