#Fake Images


4 DECEMBER 2020 - 31 AUGUST 2021

 

We scroll through our news feeds and social media daily. Thousands of messages and images come to us. But do they always tell us the truth? Fake news and fake images inevitably sneak in: sometimes they are innocuous, yet other times they can be very dangerous. How do politicians, marketers and opinion makers succeed in conveying a certain resentment or negativity? And why are we so susceptible to it? During the Second World War, antisemitic propaganda led to genocide, but even today stereotypes and conspiracy theories against Jews, Roma, migrants, LGBTQIs and other groups are still alive.

 

The exhibition #FakeImages exposes how conspiracy theories and myths emerge. Arthur Langerman, a Belgian Holocaust survivor, has collected antisemitic drawings, posters and objects for more than 50 years. These illustrate how stereotypical images of Jews have changed over time.  Arthur Langerman has a strong connection with Kazerne Dossin. He survived the war as a child in hiding, but both his parents ended up in the Dossin Barracks and were deported to Auschwitz. His father did not survive the horror.
 
This collection and exhibition invite you to learn about how fake images are developed and which techniques marketers, politicians or opinion makers use to spread them. In the expo you can also discover how you can respond to fake news and hate speech and find out how to detect and bypass filter bubbles in your social networks.


PRACTICAL

Open:
Mon-tue-thu-fri: 9.00 - 17.00
Sat-Sun: 9.30-17.00
Wednesday closed

Rates:
Individual visit: €9
Youngsters -21: €4
Combi with permanent exhibition: €16
Groups (15-20 pers.): €7,5
Guide (optional & to reserve): €50



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