Traces: Tattoo

December 13, 2016

Tattoo is a public project presented by DHC/ART Education in conjunction with the exhibition Wim Delvoye, which runs from November 30, 2016 to March 19, 2017.

In the Traces space you will find customized grid paper on which you are invited to draw a design within one of the squares. Your design will eventually be printed on temporary tattoo paper and made available to subsequent visitors. You too will have the chance to leave with a tattoo designed by another participant.

This public project takes inspiration from Wim Delvoye’s Tattooed Pigskins series. It challenges us to rethink our traditional definitions of artist and art: artist and visitors become tattooists, animal and visitors’ skin become artworks. This gesture also invites us to reflect on tattooing as a mode of communication in contemporary cultures, as well as the popular motifs commonly found in children’s temporary tattoos.

You are welcome to share a photo of your tattoo via Twitter (@DHCART, #dhctraces) or by email ([email protected]) so we can share it on our blog.


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