A select exhibition in a private gallery
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Heather Dewey- Hagborg would like to introduce you to Chelsea Manning—or rather to 30 Chelsea variations. Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence officer who in 2010 leaked classified files to WikiLeaks, shared her DNA with the artist by mailing hair clippings and cheek swabs from prison, and Dewey-Hagborg did the rest. In the women’s current joint show, 30 mask-like faces hang at eye level from the gallery ceiling, each a 3-D portrait generated algorithmically from a different interpretation of Manning’s genomic data. A wide spectrum of gender and racial characteristics is represented by the ghostly crowd, indicating how inexact DNA identification is. The work also suggests the close kinship of all humanity. At Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St., New York City, (646) 775-6406. Prices range from $250 to $150,000.