Based in Frankfurt am Main, the artist Michael Riedel (* 1972) interferes with the very system of the art world with
his conceptual overpaintings. His reproductions of works, exhibitions, concerts, readings, and club nights have developed
their own matrix, an aesthetic form resulting from their examination of artistic production, performance, and communication.
True to the motto RecordLabelPlay Back, the language of cultural events, art institutions, and publications
is analyzed and, by appropriating the media and style of icons of contemporary art like Gilbert & George, Christopher
Wool, Jim Iserman, and Joseph Kosuth, the idea of Andy Warhols Factory is reactivatedat times also in collaboration
with other, like-minded artists. Riedels first interventions took place in the context of the legendary art space Oskar-von-Miller-Straße
16originally located opposite the Portikus (Frankfurt/Main)which is simultaneously a studio, exhibition
space, and party location. Initiated in 2000, as one of his current projects Riedel has sent a selection of the program until
2011 on tour, accompanied by his recently published book Oskar. Michael Riedel (2014), copyright Michael Riedel, Dennis Loesch.
The event series MAK NITE Lab was a platform for experiments and experimental designs till mid-2016. MAK NITE Lab was the MAK’s open laboratory for intercreativity held on selected Tuesday evenings; it served as a practical field
of experimentation for the contemporary scene and features artistic stances from contemporary art, (fashion) design, performance,
architecture, media and audiovisual art.