Oskar-von-Miller Strasse 16
Text by Daniel Baumann, Roberto Ohrt, and Michael Riedel
This book is a documentation on the activities (exhibitions, books, events, records, posters, readings: work of the daily life of artists) that took place at Oskar von Müller Strasse 16, in Frankfort am Main, while it was occupied by a group of artists. The numerous documents and photographs, the result of experiments and accidents during the process of diffusion and communication of the artwork, illustrate the artistic project to which the four artists were committed. The text of the book is a transcription of the recordings of conversations describing the activities that took place there over 5 years. This book was offset printed in the U.S.A. Fifty special edition copies were designed by Juli Susin and are like a reversed version an Index Book. An introduction by Roberto Ohrt presents the project. Numbered and signed by the artists, each one contains a series of 5 posters made by the artists and screen-printed in at the Charnière, Montreuil-sous-Bois.
Artists: Michael Riedel
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7 x 9 3/4 in (17.8 x 24.8 cm)
Status: Out Of Print
Since the late 1990s, Michael Riedel has advanced his own model of a self-sustaining artistic production, continuously using reproductions as a means to “reintroduce the system of art into the art system.” His practice has incorporated a wide range of media and included large-scale works on canvas, fabric works, film and video, audio recordings, installations, and events. A central focus is the production and design of books, catalogues, brochures, posters, and invitation cards; these works often accompany and document his exhibitions.