Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art is a contemporary art exhibition accompanied by extensive education programs, forums for discussion, and a major publication. At the core of this initiative is a selection of recent works by thirteen internationally recognized artists, all of whom make new and daring use of imagery taken from the Nazi era. Employing the challenging language of conceptual art, the artists bring the highly charged imagery of the Third Reich out of the past and into the present, leading us to question how images shape our perception of evil today.
This project was supported, in part, by the Animating Democracy Initiative, a program of Americans for the Arts, funded by The Ford Foundation.
Major gifts have also been provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, The Ellen Flamm Philanthropic Fund, Peter Norton and The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Schnurmacher Foundations, the Joseph Alexander Foundation, Inc., Goldie and David Blanksteen, The Dorsky Foundation, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, and other generous donors.
This project is one of 32 supported by the Animating Democracy Lab, a component of the Animating Democracy Initiative (ADI). ADI is a four-year programmatic initiative of Americans for the Arts, funded by The Ford Foundation. The Initiative fosters artistic activity that stimulates civic dialogue on important contemporary issues. The ADI Lab supports projects seeking to revitalize democracy through an engaged citizenry stimulated by artistic events. Other ADI efforts include publications, national convenings and an interactive web site. For more information, visit the web site at www.artsusa.org/AnimatingDemocracy.