Wing Luke Museum Chinatown-International District
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 9 2016
Tatau/Tattoo: Embodying Resistance explores the practices and aesthetics of tattoos across the South Pacific. Samoan poet and author Albert Wendt writes, "Our words for blood are toto, eleele, and palapala. Eleele and palapala are also our terms for earth, soil, mud. We are therefore made of earth." Intertwining identity, nationalism, and memory, this show carefully explores the personal and the political through visual bodily depictions.