Everyone wants to make money! Michael Riedel too. The new art podcast series HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS AN ARTIST IN THE ART WORLD is based on his narrative "Abstract" (Spector Books, 2022). In it, Michael Riedel traces his collaboration with his former New York gallery on the basis of many years of e-mail correspondence, which he previously published in the form of money bills - the RIEDELS. For SCHIRN MAG, Michael Riedel will now exclusively answer the question "How does an artist* make money in the art world?" with a three-part audio experience starting November 3, 2023.
SCHIRN curator Matthias Ulrich gives a foretaste in the teaser episode!
PODCAST RELEASE & RIEDELS SCRATCH CARD EVENT
SCHIRN MAG x freitagsküche, November 3, December 15, 2023, and January 26, 2024, each at 7 p.m.
The release of three episodes of Michael Riedel's art podcast HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS AN ARTIST IN THE ART WORLD will each be celebrated with a RIEDELS SCRATCH CARD EVENT with food and performative hosting by Debora with a D at freitagsküche. A scratch card evening with a chance to win "Riedels" prizes worth millions!
November 3, 2023, 7 p.m.
December 15, 2023, 7 p.m.
January 26, 2024, 7 p.m.
In cooperation with the Deutsche Bundesbank, Michael Riedel had the opportunity to print his artistic graphics on real euro banknote paper. For the design of the banknotes he called RIEDELS, he used the text from his email correspondence with his New York gallery and had a total of 45 million Riedels printed, in the common 5 to 500 euro bill formats. The narrative for this series of works is the above-mentioned publication "Abstract," which reproduces in the form of an epistolary novel the correspondence between the artist and the gallery, whose motivation was ultimately the sale of artworks.
Exclusively for the SCHIRN MAG and in collaboration with the musician and producer Ludwig A F, Michael Riedel has now set his text to music, making use of numerous computer voices in accordance with the electronic material. In the style of autofiction, the voices describe authentic conversations about upcoming exhibitions, related travels, project ideas and their production, sold and unsold works, and in general numerous experiences in the art world, which is not only insightful, but often also insanely funny.
Michael Riedel is internationally respected for his re-enactments of art world-related texts and situations that reflect the processes of the art system itself. In 2012, the SCHIRN presented a first retrospective of his work under the title KUNSTE ZUR TEXT.