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Piece of Mind at Somerset House

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Time 09:00
Date 01/04/22
Price Free

Curated by Harlesden High Street, Piece of Mind explores the effects of the changing functions of our intimate domestic space and the challenge of true rest - or peace of mind.

Friday 01 April - Sunday 17 July.

Piece of Mind is a new exhibition curated by Harlesden High Street, an art space which celebrates ungentrified neighbourhoods of London and provides resources for underrepresented artists.

Curated by Lucía Ríos González and Jonny Tanna, Piece of Mind presents a range of multi-media works from Ocean Loren Balcombe Topping, YA 雅 + Casandra Burrell, Farrah Riley Gray, Tyreis Holder, Koyejo Oloko and Anna Sebastian, the exhibition draws its focus on the bedroom, a space which is often the main environment for these activities.

Abstractly evoking a suspended instance inside the mind of an individual, a hypothetical worker of late capitalism, the show seeks to unpack how a space once intimate, private and familiar, can become increasingly contested by outside influences, from long working hours and temporary contracts to virtual social currency, warping the divisions between productive and resting times.

As these boundaries increasingly blur, Piece of Mind explores the challenge of true rest - or peace of mind - and its psychological effect, as our minds are increasingly required to compartmentalise our lives in a way our spaces no longer can.

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