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Twisted Data

November 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - January 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Opening Reception: November 19, 6-8pm

Misinterpretation of scientific findings seems to be a dangerous enough practice but the prevalence of beliefs in pseudo-sciences can have even a more devastating effect when they “prove” cultural prejudices. We may laugh at phrenology and its simplification of physiognomy, but at one time it was a serious segment of the science of criminology. Even more toxic and lasting is eugenics, embraced by those in every place of power specifically in this country and the UK- and used by the Nazis as a basis for their own horrific campaign against those they deemed “unfit.” It pervaded the laws and the culture – and created myths of immigrants that are still difficult to dispel.

Curator: Maddy Rosenberg

Participants: Brandstifter, Charley Friedman, Noah Fuller and John Kuo Wei Tchen, Bram Harris, Todd Herman, Patricia Olynyk, Geraldine Ondrizek, Jeffrey Allen Price, Barbara Rosenthal, Rosary Solimanto, Sarah Stengle, Melissa Stern

Details

Start:
November 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End:
January 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Organizer

CENTRAL BOOKING
Phone:
347-731-6559
Email:
info@centralbookingnyc.com
Website:
www.centralbookingnyc.com

Venue

Haber Space at CENTRAL BOOKING
21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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3477316559