dinsdag 18 augustus 2015

Body art & Secret Love

It has been a long time since I posted a new story. I'm so sorry about that. But now I wanted to share the pictures I made when I visited the Tropen Museum. So here it goes.
Two weeks ago I visited the Tropen Museum to see the exhibitions: Body Art and Secret Love.

Body Art is an exhibition about body ornamentation in the broades sense of the word: from makeup and tattoos, to implants underneath the skin and surgical alterations. Across time and cultures. The question that is central in this exhibition is: Why do people adjust their bodies?

When I first walked into the exhibition I noticed it was a bit smaller then I had imagined. At first I was a bit dissapointed, but when I walked through it I didn't even mind.
Sometimes during this exhibition, I was a bit spooked and horrified. But there also were some things I really liked. So here are some photo's of the exhibition.

In some cultures they cut with a knife in your face, so you have scars in your face for the rest of your life.
They do this, so everyone can see to which tribe you belong.
In another culture they cover the faces of the girls with tattoos. They tattoo them at the age of nine.
Can you imagine what kind of pain they went through?
Besides that you also see alot of beautiful things.
Secret Love is an contemporary exhibition about the taboo in China around lesbians, homosexuals , bisexuals and transgenders. Despite the taboo, China is making some positive changes regarding sexual diversity.

My pictures can describe the exhibition better then my words. So here it goes. And, btw, I would love to hear your opinion about sexual diversity. Cause I think everybody should be able to love someone no matter what!!

The four pictures of intimate men where hidden in THIS one big picture:
This picture was also the end of the exhibition.

I hope you liked it. And of course let me know what your thoughts where on this post. Hope to hear from you guys :)

2 opmerkingen:

  1. This was such a lovely post! Thats incredible how they tattooed girls at the age of nine! Im eighteen and worried about the pain from tattooing my back let alone my face! x


  2. This is such an interesting post! I can't believe some of the things people did like cutting other people's faces with knives. Yikes!
    By the way, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award because I love your blog! You can see all the details here: http://velvet-lilies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/liebster-award-2.html :) x