Tropenmuseum, exhibition, Body Art
26 August 2018

Body Art

The exhibition Body Art is back, by popular demand! Body Art is about body decorations in the broadest sense: from make-up and tattoos, to implants under the skin and surgical alterations.

Through the ages and across cultures. The key question is, why do people alter their bodies?

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Body decorations like tattoos, piercings and make-up are an everyday sight on our streets. The body, and in particular the skin, serves as a means by which we define or transform ourselves, and show who we are.

The exhibition features contemporary work by world-famous artist ORLAN and photographs by Krijn van Noordwijk, alongside personal accounts and leading items from our collection.

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