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Michael Riedel Stops Making Sense at Hamburg’s Kunstverein

HAMBURG.- The exhibition of new works by Michael Riedel (*1974, lives in Frankfurt am Main and New York) bears the title “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, but it could just as easily have been called “Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten Taxi quer durch Bayern” – both sentences contain each letter of the alphabet at least once and are used as dummy text and to display typefaces. The exhibition in Hamburg follows Riedel’s solo exhibitions “Stutter” (Tate Modern, London 2009), “Vier Vorschläge zur Veränderung von Modern” (Four Proposals for Changing Modern, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, 2008) and the cinematic installation “Filmed Film” (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2008). Recalling his installation at the Biennale in Lyon in 2007, where he “doubled” the entrance to Rirkrit Tiravanija’s video