AMBruno: Collaborative Projects and Collections

AMBruno: Collaborative Projects and Collections

Curated by Sophie Loss and John McDowall, Old Mining Building, University of Leeds, 8th – 29th March
Open Monday to Thursday, 10am–5pm and Fridays, 10am–4pm.

AMBruno is a group of artists who make books as part of their practice; now and again the group invites other artists to participate in distinct projects. They produce and show new works for exhibitions and book fairs, and are invited on these occasions to engage with a given theme, the last three were: Blue, One fold books and Black Circle. For this Contemporary Artists’ Book fair in Leeds the subject is 16 and AMBruno are showing twenty books.

At each event these books form a diverse yet interrelated display and collection, which may then be acquired as a complete set by library collections, for instance, Blue (shown at the Whitechapel Art Book Fair in 2011) by the National Art Library, V&A and Black Circle in 2012 by Leeds College of Art Library.

Just as the individual members of the collective are brought together by their shared interest in books so the works themselves, gathered in varying combinations at different times, engender new conversations. The display at the School of Fine Art, Cultural Studies and Art History presents a survey of this production, a selection from the group’s first four years of activity.

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