|Mummery + Schnelle was
established in 2007 by Andrew Mummery and Wolfram Schnelle. The gallery
exhibits international contemporary art, building on an artist base
established by Andrew Mummery, that focuses mainly on painting and
The gallery’s exhibition programme has recently started to feature
conceptual art made in the 1960s and 70s and employing photography
as its primary medium. Exhibitions of the work of Luigi Ghirri (Sept/Oct
2011) and Giorgio Ciam (Jan/Mar 2012) re-examined the work of two
artists working in Italy during a period situated between Arte Povera
and the Transavantgarde who questioned the nature of the art object,
its reception and its making. Last year the gallery started to work
with British artist Stuart Brisley, probably best known for the series
of key performance related works created in the 1970s and 80s that
re-defined what “performance art” might be and encompass.
In September 2012 the gallery staged an exhibition that which included
key photographic works from the 1970s by two important Colombian artists,
Miguel Angel Rojas and Fernell Franco. In September 2013, the gallery
will present an exhibition of postwar photography from Poland focusing
on rarely seen material from the 1950s and 60s.
The gallery’s critical approach aims to generate dialogue and
debate through a phenomenological reading of art and its reception.
The majority of exhibitions are complemented by a series of commissioned
texts and publications, considering the gallery as a meeting space
for artists, scholars and collectors.