Victoria Miro

Stephen Willats

02 - 30 Sep 2006

"From My Mind To Your Mind"

During the sixties and early seventies, Stephen Willats was one of the very few serious representatives of international Concept Art in England. Drawing upon wide-ranging artistic means, Willats attempts to comprehend the way in which individuals see a world that is determined by social constraints, how people evaluate themselves and others, and which perspectives they develop.
The works included in From My Mind To Your Mind underscore the continuing relevance of Willats' ideas in the discussions around art practice as an examination of the socio-urban environment. His exploration into interaction and personal perception, and the range of ways he involves people in his work has provided a seminal framework for other artists to consider. Using the everyday as a site of investigation, From My Mind to Your Mind presents a vehicle of exchange through which viewers can re-examine and transform the way they perceive the fabric of existing reality. Pushing the boundaries of traditional fields of art practice, this exhibition creates meaningful ways forward to approach the future.

© Stephen Willats
From My Mind To Your Mind, June/November 2005
eight panel work with video, audio tapes and printed guide
Each panel 38 x 144.7 cm

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