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Slide Away

interesting new look for infamously dull presentations...

Slide Away

Michael Riedel, who lives and works in Frankfurt, has long been interested in this form of presentation and its artistic merits and possibilities...

Installation view of the 2013 solo exhibition
Michael Riedel: PowerPoint at David Zwirner, New York.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

We’ll bet the last time you sat through a Powerpoint presentation, you were thinking more about how quickly it was going to end and what was in the buffet sandwiches than the artistic merits of the bar charts in front of you. Michael Riedel, who lives and works in Frankfurt, has long been interested in this form of presentation and its artistic merits and possibilities, having previously exhibited The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog at New York’s David Zwirner gallery two years ago.

It is from this past exhibition that Riedel has constructed his current collection of work, PowerPoint, showing the changing of one slide to the next frozen in transition, creating a new work which is an evolution of his previous creations. He has also merged slides with blank pages, whose space suggests endless scope for new additions in the creative process. The plug gets pulled on PowerPoint at the aforementioned gallery’s West 19th Street space on 23rd March.

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Installation view of the 2013 solo exhibition
Michael Riedel: PowerPoint at David Zwirner, New York.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Installation view of the 2013 solo exhibition
Michael Riedel: PowerPoint at David Zwirner, New York.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Untitled (Comb Vertical), 2013
Silkscreen on linen
90 1/2 x 67 inches (229.9 x 170.2 cm)
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Installation view of the 2013 solo exhibition
Michael Riedel: PowerPoint at David Zwirner, New York.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Untitled (Comb Vertical), 2013
Silkscreen on linen
90 1/2 x 67 inches (229.9 x 170.2 cm)
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Installation view of the 2013 solo exhibition
Michael Riedel: PowerPoint at David Zwirner, New York.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Michael Riedel – PowerPoint

Untitled (Random Bars Horizontal), 2013
Silkscreen on linen
90 1/2 x 67 inches (229.9 x 170.2 cm)
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

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