Thousands of messages and images reach us every day. They flood us through various channels, such as social media, television or print media. But do they always tell the truth? Fake news and images creep in: some innocent, but some very dangerous. Especially because we are so sensitive to them.
Stereotypes and conspiracy theories against Jews, Roma, migrants, LGBTQIA+ or other groups poison society. These mechanisms are not new. During the Second World War, antisemitic propaganda made skilful use of stereotypes and conspiratorial thinking. This propaganda contributed to the genocide on an unprecedented scale. The #FakeImages exhibition shows how such images are manufactured.
Arthur Langerman, a Belgian Holocaust survivor, has been collecting anti-Semitic drawings, posters and objects for over 50 years. His collection is a direct result of the horror of the extermination of the Jews and forms the basis of the historical part of this exhibition. #FakeImages shows antisemitic images through the centuries, with a special focus on propaganda before and during World War II.
But #FakeImages does more than that. The exhibition also reveals the mechanisms that have a major impact on our ideas and our contemporary society. Discover in four interactive sections how to analyse contemporary examples to uncover timeless mechanisms behind stereotypes, prejudice, racism, deception and humour.
From 28 January to 7 December 2021 For more information, click on www.fakeimages.be