TATTOO at the Gewerbemuseum in Winterthur Switzerland

One of my favourite museums is opening another great show curated by Susanna Kumschick. If you are intersted in Tattoos you should not miss this opportunity.


Exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

7 September 2013 to 9 June 2014

Kept under wraps in winter and proudly displayed in summer: tattoos are now ubiquitous. However, tattoos are much more than just a current mass phenomenon and trendy fashion accessory: all cultures throughout the world are familiar with the tradition of tattooing, and human skin has always been used as a canvas for tattoo art. Tattooing is therefore one of the earliest art forms and oldest handicrafts.

The TATTOO exhibition currently being mounted by the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur lies at the interface between culture, art and design; it explores the vibrant, innovative and multifaceted tattoo culture of today.

With the participation of:

Emanuelle Antille (CH) / Masahiko Adachi (JP) / Cookie Bros (NL) /Imogen Cunningham (USA) / Wim Delvoye (BEL) / Chris Eckert (USA) / Goran Galić & Gian-Reto Gredig (CH) / Happypets (CH) / Herbert Hoffmann (DE/CH) / Mario Marchisella (CH) / Enrique Marty (ESP) / The Rich Mingins Collection (GB) / Becky Nunes (NZ) / Jens Uwe Parkitny (DE) / Klaus Pichler (AUT) / Christian Poveda (FR) / Rodolphe Archibald Reiss (DE/CH) / Fumie Sasabuchi (JP) / Santiago Sierra (ESP) / Aroon Thaewchatturat (THA) / Timm Ulrichs (DE) / Artur Żmijewski (POL), and others.

You are warmly invited to our exhibition opening:

Friday, 6 September 2013 at 19:00

19:00 – 22:00

“TIM” by Wim Delvoye, 2006-08

Tim Steiner will attend the opening at the Gewerbemuseum in his role as a legendary, living work of art – “TIM” – and will be displaying the skin he has sold while it is still on his body.

17:00 – 22:00

Tattooar – where the arts meet technology

An installation from the EPFL+ECAL Lab in Lausanne by Mark Mussler, Happypets, Thibault Brevet, Cem Sever (CH/FR/TUR), 2011-2013.

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Waiting Room was filmed at Cap Landen, or better at Enrico Landini’s beach, my favourite place when in Italy. I have been going to this beach for years and always finding it very inspirational. Loads of my videos material and footage have been filmed here. Shame that the plastic bags you’ll see in this video I have rescued from the beach.


Still 5WAITING ROOM and the previous two videos  (FOR SALE NOT FOR SALE and TRA ORIZZONTE, INFINITO E PRECIPIZIO C’E’ IL MARE) posted prior to this, are my last works for this season.Still 1

Next week I’ll start a new adventure at OTIS College for Art and Design in Los Angeles. For the next two years I will be a student again attending Suzanne Lacy’s Public Practice MFA programme.

While I am very excited for this amazing opportunity and to the prospect to intensively learn and experiment again I am also holding my breath in trepidation, wondering what will happen next to my art and I. Where will we be going?8

This video WAITING ROOMS was inspired by PAUL KIKUCHI’s music. The piece is from the album OPEN GRAVES: HOLLOW LAKE and titled: WAITING ROOM! Although other circumstances influenced the making of the film I really liked the idea that this time a video work was created to complement a piece of music rather than the other way around.

I am a great fun of Paul’s work and this is not the first time that we ‘collaborate’ or better that he lends his work to me!

I met Paul at the Montalvo Arts Center in 2012 and would love to meet JESSE OLSEN BAY too. Jesse and Paul perform together in this album, check it out: OPEN GRAVES:HOLLOW LAKE PREFERTURE RECORDS© 2009