The skull of Josef Mengele as an art object

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Tonight, I went to the opening of this exhibition at HKW in Berlin:

From tracing fingerprints to tracking Internet activities, forensics is central to the ways by which states police and govern their subjects. Through its media representations it has also become a defining feature of contemporary culture. Forensics seeks to invert the direction of the forensic gaze and designate the emergence of new aesthetic-political practices by which individuals and independent organisations use new technologies aesthetic practices, and architectural methodologies to bear upon a range of issues from political struggle to violent conflict and climate change.

The first object of the show was this:

Art opening. #berlin

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Mengele's skull. #berlin

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Mengeles skull #berlin

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