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.