Vera Icon // First You Have To Prove It To Me by Veronika Schäpers shows 24 photograms produced from a selection of objects that the artist systematically collected involving different prevention measures and purported cures for COVID-19. With them she discovered a connection between the dissemination of conspiracy theories and the quantity of recommended protective measures. The photograms are displayed opposite two texts. One is an original short story by H.M. Hartmann written specifically for this edition, about a present-day conspiracy theorist, and the other excerpts Titus Oates’ publication on the Popish Plot of 1679.
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