“Contagious Truths” Exhibition Opening With Tamar Nissim

Top Pick March 10, 2022 Waltham Free
Tamar Nissim
Tamar Nissim (Courtesy photo)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is proud to present “Contagious Truths,” a solo exhibition by Israeli artist Tamar Nissim.

Tamar Nissim’s videos, photographs and installations explore how Western hygiene methods were interwoven with nationalist ideology to control women in mid-20th-century Israel. Nissim’s videos draw from personal interviews, archival research and testimonies to trace the effects of these policies on women’s bodies and lives: Mizrahi immigrants who complied to prove themselves civilized; nurses who enforced strict hygiene protocols; mothers whose babies were taken away in what has come to be known as the Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children Affair.

Visitors to campus must show evidence of completion of a brief Brandeis Daily Health Assessment prior to coming to campus. Upon completion, visitors will receive an email they can display upon entry. All visitors must be masked.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
515 South St
Waltham, MA 02453

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