artists & participants
Changes of Mind is a group show that brings together works in a range of media that explore concepts of belief and transformation. The artists presenting work in the exhibition come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are at different stages of their careers – from emerging to internationally acclaimed. They include Nathan Coley, Roberto Cuoghi, Douglas Gordon, Mariko Mori, Olaf Nicolai, Pietro Roccasalva, Magda Tothova and Bill Viola. The majority of the works are on show in London for the first time.
The idea of spiritual or intellectual transformation links the works in Changes of Mind. Frequently drawing on their own cultural and individual histories, each of the artists examines how people, whether individually or en masse, come to terms with their own identity and changes in their lives. What emerges are contemporary perceptions of who we are and how we cope, whether rooted in politics, history, or more personally in discontentment, angst or inner growth – to varying degrees of positive or negative effect. At the crux of all of the works is the notion of belief – tangible or intangible – and the power of the mind to conjure a constantly shifting image of self.
Changes of Mind: Belief and Transformation
mit Nathan Coley, Roberto Cuoghi, Douglas Gordon, Mariko Mori, Olaf Nicolai, Pietro Roccasalva, Magda Tothova, Bill Viola