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C und J Croyal

As his pseudonym might let you guess, Chifumi’s work is akin to a vast playground where he is the one to make the rules. Not without a certain casualness, combined with an aversion to authority, does he begin to investigate the streets, wearing tattoos all over his arms : Dense typographic compositions, equivocal expressions raging. “Emeute”, “Révolte”, “Traître”, “Meurtre” …, constitute a lexicon that paraphrases the ultra–violent discourse of gangs and other mob bosses. A discourse that stands for a precisely establishedprotocol of drug traffickers and the parallel market aristocracy.
 
Chifumi does not really belong to this environment, but he talks about it, acting as a craftsman, committed to the urban mythology.
 
“Une histoire du tatouage” is the fruit of a collaboration between Chifumi and Julien Croyal, previously both based in Mulhouse (France).

It is a polymorphic installation including video and painting, focusing on different tattoo eras: from the times when only bandits wore tattoos, when Gulag prisoners or convicts from the “bagne” of the Belle Epoque joined in, up to those times, when tattoos were worn by Americans in the twilight of the 1940`s.

All shows

09. - 11.2020
 
11.2019 - 04.2020
 
Power Play
06.2019 - 11.2019
 
11-2018 - 04.2019
 
06.2018 - 10.2018
 
IN LAYERS
11.2017 - 05.2018
 
06.2017 - 10.2017
 
11.2016 - 04.2017
 
06.2016 - 10.2016
 
11. 2015 - 05.2016
 
06.2015 - 10.2015
 
11.2014 - 05.2015
 
05.2014 - 10.2014
 
12.2013 - 04.2014
 
06.2013 - 10.2013
 
12.2012 - 04.2013
 
06.2012 - 10.2012
 
12.2011 - 04.2012
 
06.2011 - 10.2011
 
01.2011 - 04.2011
 
06.2010 - 10.2010
 
06.2009 - 08.2009
 

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