Michael Riedel at David Zwirner

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Michael Riedel, on view at 533 West 19th Street in New York. This will be the artist’s sixth solo show with the gallery.


For more than fifteen years, Riedel has advanced a self-sustaining artistic system whereby new work is generated from existing material in seemingly endless loops and permutations. While his practice—which incorporates painting, text, audio, video, photography, publishing, architecture, and performance—may at first glance seem to share a conceptual affinity with Pop and appropriation art, it represents a departure from the issues of mechanical reproduction and simulacra that preoccupied these earlier generations. More specifically, it engages with the aesthetic possibilities derived from the basic principles of recording, labeling, and playback, and uses the idea of the transfer as new content in its own right.


In this exhibition, the gallery will be wallpapered with posters whose text derives from a website selling fine art supplies. In so doing, Riedel subverts the intended use of the products being offered for sale and uses the information as undefined art material. Layered almost illegibly, he transforms the white-cube walls into white walls made out of text.


Start Date

February 27, 2016

End Date

March 25, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


David Zwirner, 533 W. 19th St, New York, NY

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