MAK Columned Main Hall
The artist Michael Riedel, born in 1972 and resident in Frankfurt am Main, intervenes into the art system with his conceptual overpaintings. His replications of works, exhibitions, concerts, readings and club nights develop their own matrix, resulting from the confrontation with art production, performance and communication as aesthetic form. Keeping to the motto “Record – Label – Play,” he analyzes the language of cultural events, art institutions and publications and reactivates the idea of the Factory (Andy Warhol) by appropriating media and “icons” of contemporary art, such as Gilbert & George, Christopher Wool, Jim Isermann and Joseph Kosuth and, in certain cases, also with other artists of a like mind. Riedel’s first interventions took place in the context of the legendary art space located opposite the portico, “Oscar-von-Miller-Strasse 16.” Initiated in the year 2000, it was simultaneously studio, exhibition space and party location. In a current project Riedel is sending a selection of the art-space program until 2011 on tour, accompanied by the recent publication “Oskar. Michael Riedel”, copyright Michael Riedel, Dennis Loesch. (2014).
Curators: Bärbel Vischer, curator MAK Contemporary Art Collection; Marlies Wirth, curator MAK NITE Lab