My life in 5 exhibitions
We asked Claudia Wieser to select five exhibitions that have played a memorable role in her career so far
I. I will begin with ‘Implosion’, an exhibition that was an important moment for me insofar as it was the first time that I dared to completely change an exhibition space – Raum 500 in Munich, 2004 – and show by other artists.
II. I used tiles for the first time in ‘Teppich des Lebens’ at Ben Kaufmann Gallery in 2008. It was exciting to expand my vocabulary of materials with the tiles, and I still use these for space-changing placements today.
III. In the following year, I exhibited for the first time a wall piece consisting of numerous black and white copies in A4 size, which covered the entire outer skin of a room at ‘Ich und Du’ at the Kunstverein Oldenburg in 2009. The images were of stairwells, which I had collected from old books over the years and collaged together.
IV. My exhibition with Galerie Kamm in 2013 consisted solely of an empty room adorned with wallpaper, which I had created using an assortment of materials. This exhibition was a little different, as there were no paintings or sculpture on display.
V. Last but not least, an exhibiton named ‘Chapter’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, in 2018 proved important for me because of the unique combination of wall work and sculpture on show.