Enter the Mirror
Sep 10, 2022 – Jul 23, 2023

Participating Artists
Dennis Adams
Edgar Arceneaux
Chris Burden
Anne Collier
Willie Doherty
Stan Douglas
Sam Durant
Melvin Edwards
Beatriz González
Shilpa Gupta
Candida Höfer
Jason Lazarus
Glenn Ligon
Cady Noland
Hirsch Perlman
Adrian Piper
Erika Rothenberg
Doris Salcedo
David Wojnarowicz

Enter the Mirror calls us to acknowledge truths that are difficult or unpleasant to see. In artworks spanning the late 1970s to the mid–2010s, artists grapple with violence, trauma, corruption, historical distortion, and the abuse of power, bearing witness to the unmistakable ways that these forces have shaped our contemporary world. In a moment when the willful refusal to confront facts and history is dangerously common, Enter the Mirror asks us to do the opposite: to “enter the mirror” and see our complicity in the world around us reflected in the powerful work of 20 artists. Drawn primarily from the MCA Collection and including photography, painting, sculpture, video, and installation, many of the works presented in Enter the Mirror will be on view for the first time since the museum acquired them or for the first time in many years.

The exhibition is organized by Jamillah James, Manilow Senior Curator, with Jack Schneider, Curatorial Associate.