In a small room a picture hangs on the wall. I sit on a chair to see what will happen next.
A-M-G5 was set up in Glasgow in 2018 by Andrew Mummery as a space for exhibitions and dialogue, and as a publisher of limited edition books. The concept behind the space is to encourage a closer reading of individual artworks and a create a critical context for them.
Exhibitions focus on a single work by an invited artist. Each is accompanied by a book containing documentation of the exhibited artwork and a specially commissioned piece of creative writing.*
A-M-G5 has also hosted discussions and conversations between artists, curators and academics, and the occasional special project.
A-M-G5 works with visual artists, designers, creative writers, musicians and curators. The programme focuses on work made in Scotland, but includes contributions from artists from elsewhere in the UK and from overseas.
Andrew Mummery works as an independent visual arts consultant and is advisor to the estate of the artist Carol Rhodes. Between 1996 and 2014 he set up and ran two contemporary art galleries in London – the Andrew Mummery Gallery [1996-2006] and Mummery+Schnelle [2007-2014].
*The first four books were due to be published in May 2020, but this has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Publication will take place as soon as it is feasible.