Michael Riedel

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For Michael Riedel, whether an artwork be realized or not, is not what matters. What matters is that it exists. And to exist, the artwork needs to meet an audience. It has to circulate, which happens only through distribution; it  must be visible, articles must be written about it, photographs taken and published. It must go through the interpretation of language and be reproduced. The existence of an artwork is therefore dependent on the displacements forced upon it by its distribution. (extract of the last press release)

Born in 1972, Riedel received a Meisterschüler at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, in 2000. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions worldwide, most recently in 2012 at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Other important solo shows include the Kunstverein Hamburg (2010); Städel Museum, Frankfurt (2009); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2007); and Portikus, Frankfurt (2002).

The artist's work has also been shown in major group exhibitions at prominent venues throughout Europe including the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011); Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin (2010); Tate Modern, London (2009); the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007); the Moscow Biennale at the Lenin Museum (2005); and the Secession, Vienna (2003). He lives and works in Frankfurt.

Selected press



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Wallpaper

Times tables

 April 2014

Wallpaper*

HEADLINE

 March 2014

Le Quotidien de l'Art

"Je suis passionné par les questions d'esthétique, de mises en espace"

 July 2013

Frieze

Digital Dandy

 June 2012

The new york times

The Copycat

 May 2012

Esse

Michael Riedel

 December 2011

Artpress

Michael Riedel

 April 2011

02

Lorem ipsem

 June 2010

IDEAT

Un nouvel espace, pensé par Michael Riedel, au Palais de Tokyo

 

Publications



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Selection de textes de la revue '02'

October 2013
Publisher: Zéro 2 édition

French / English
180 x 115 mm
216 pages
softcover


ISBN 978-2-916998-039
Michael Riedel

Kunste zur Text

June 2012

publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König
German
265 x 265 mm
285 pages
softcover

Perlstein

January 2011
Publisher: Michael Riedel and Koenig Books

German / English / French
265 x 265 mm
324 pages
softcover


ISBN 978-3-86560-975-5
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