Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World - Authent/Ink

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See the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoo up close and personal in this stunning photographic exhibition, direct from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. 

Perseverance features the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists—Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka), Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii and Yokohama Horiken—along with tattoo works by selected others. Includes life-sized photographs of full body tattoos.

Designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck
Curated by Takahiro (Ryudaibori) Kitamura

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Honouring the connection between Japanese tattoo and ukiyo-e woodblock prints, The Japan Foundation, Sydney will present an event program linking Perseverance with the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition, Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon. Details to come.

Opening Reception

September 30
6:30pm – 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Admission is free. No booking required.

Join us for the opening of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World. The evening will feature a video message from curator and tattoo artist Takahiro (Ryudaibori) Kitamura and an opening message by Sydney-based Horisumi (Kian Forreal), the only tattoo artist in Sydney to have been honoured with a Japanese tattoo name. See works by Horisumi, modelled by his clients.
Note: Venue capacity is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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