July 30, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores Samoan tattoo practice through photographs that showcase the work of traditional tatau masters alongside more contemporary manifestations of the art form. Curated by author and master tattoo artist Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura with photography by John Agcaoili, Tatau highlights the beauty of the Samoan tattoo tradition as well as its key role in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalog.
For more information about the exhibition and related public programs, visit janm.org/tatau.
Image: Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter. Photo by John Agcaoili.