Thu 27 October 2016 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Eretz Israel Museum - Haim Levonon 2, Tel Aviv, FREE

Tattoos – The Human Body as a Work of Art
Symposium, Thursday, 27/10/2016, 17:00 – 20:00
Rothschils auditorium (Eretz Israel Museum)

17:00 – 17:25 The Legacy of the Indigenous Tattoo // Dr. Lars Krutak

The tattooed indigenous body as a vehicle for development and change, which encodes within itself an ancient, personal, social, ecological and spiritual world view. This world view is passed down generations of tribal faith via a rich array of visual symbols (The lecture will be given in English).

17:30 – 17:55 Jerusalem in the Skin: The History of the Jerusalemite Tattoo //Mordechay Lewy

The history of tattooing pilgrims; a tradition that is unique to Eretz Israel. In this ancient tradition from the middle ages, travelers on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem,would tattoo on their bodies a memento of their sojourn. Today, the Razzouk family – the most ancient tattooing family in the world – is keeping this tradition alive.

18:00 – 18:25 Writing the Name of the LORD on the Body: A Religious, Mystical, and Magical Experience// Prof. Meir Bar-Ilan

Jews of the ancient world would inscribe the name of the LORD on their body with ink, and they did it in a religious, mystical, and magical framework. The lecture will present an overview of testimonies of these ancient and forgotten customs, and will examine how we may understand them from our contemporary vantage point.

18:30 – 18:55 Tattooed Models – Representations of Women in the Digital Age //Malkiella Benchabat

A feminist reading of the manner in which models represent their identity in the digital media through their tattooed body.

19:00 – 19:25 Kaakooa Project //Alex Tilkin

Alex Tilkin and StasVainshtein have been documenting the significant and extensive phenomenon of tattoo culture in Israel, since 2011. The project aspires to express a cultural phenomenon that has traversed the margins to become a significant element in culture and art in Israel and around the world.

19:30 – 19:55 The Tattoos of the Future //Yasmine Bergner

Futurology studies examine the possibility that the world of tattoos will undergo an evolution in its design, style and technology; just as we may explore the permutations that have already taken place in tattoo culture throughout history. We will examine the manner in which technological and evolutionary developments may also impact the way in which will decorate our bodies.

After the symposium at Rothschils auditorium (Eretz Israel Museum)
the audience is invited to the opening celebration at the exhibition
at the Alexander Museum of Postal History and Philately (Eretz Israel Museum)

See you there!!!!!

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