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The exhibition “On the skin” will be opened at the Women’s Museum in Meran, Italy on 7th September.
 
The art and practice of tattooing can be found all over the world. It is a global cultural phenomenon. Tattoo culture is still practiced on every continent up until today.
“On the skin” is an ethnographic photography series about the custom and culture of facial tattoos of the Chin-women in the mountains of Burma.
The photographer, Paola Marcello, produced this photo-series in a remote mountain area. She witnessed and documented this acient custom, which soon will be extinct. This large-seized portrait-serives is a tribute to the beauty, the story, the courage and dignity of these women.
Curated by Luca Chistè, photographer and curator from Trento.
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Tonight the temporary exhibition “Kümmernis – a re-discovered cult figure” will be opened at the women’s museum Meran, Italy. It tells the story of the legendary Saint Kümmernis from medieval Europe who became the patroness for women in Europe throughout centuries.

The legend tells the story of a young princess who should have been married off to the enemey by her father. In order to escape this destiny she asked god for help and he grew her a beard. Her father was so angry about his wilful daughter and crucified her. Images from a woman with a beard on the cross have fascinated people throughout centuries and is still present today.

Website women’s museum Meran, Italy

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