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The Making of Perseverance

By Kip Fulbeck

October 6, 2016

Highlights the unseen work of bridging the gap between museums and tattoo

While Kip Fulbeck is an award-winning university professor, author, and artist, he also is a heavily tattooed client and aficionado of Japanese tattooing, with extensive work by Horitomo, Ryudaibori and Yokohama Horiken. Creating Perseverance required bringing together these two very different worlds—the formal world of museum & university, and the more insular, even clandestine, world of Japanese tattooing—both with an inherent distrust and suspicion of the other. In this personal talk, Kip Fulbeck discusses the hidden battles, barriers and negotiations he undertook to produce this amazing exhibition.

ABOUT KIP FULBECK

Kip Fulbeck is a photographer, artist and academic from the US. He is the author of several books, including Part Asian, 100% Hapa (Chronicle Books, 2006) and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck (Chronicle Books, 2008).

He has exhibited his work and performed spoken word throughout the US and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), Invisible NYC Gallery (New York), The Field Museum (Chicago), the Museum of Migration (Yokohama) and the Nikkei National Museum (Vancouver). A Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he is the recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and has been featured on CNN, MTV, CBC Canada, Voice of America, National Public Radio, and The New York Times.

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TALK DETAILS

TIME
6:30pm – 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm)

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park (Access via lifts)
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

ADMISSION
Free

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