Wiehager, born 1959 in Bremen, Germany; studied History of Art,
Theology, Literature, Philosophy.
Gained doctorate 1988 with a monograph on Richard Oelze.
1988-91 on the academic staff at Kiel City Art Gallery;
1991 to 2000 Director of Museum Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany.
2001, Head of Daimler Art Collection (Stuttgart/Berlin) and
of the exhibition space 'Daimler Contemporary' gallery in Berlin.
Lectured in "Contemporary Art and Corporate Culture" at
the Institute of Art History of the University of Stuttgart.
Key areas of
research and exhibitions since 1991:
Series of exhibitions
"Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen" 1992 - 2001; "Zero
International" 1992 - 1999, series of four themed exhibitions
of the European Zero movement around 1960; "Neue Möbel für
die Villa", 1994 (New Furniture for the Villa);
"Fort!Da! (Gone!There!). Dialogue between Contemporary Artists
and the Stuttgart National Gallery Contemporary Art Collection",
1996; "Art and Architecture", 1999; "Electronic Images.
Video Art 1965-2000", 2000.
Series "Minimalism and After" since 2001; series "Private/Corporate.
Dialogue between the Daimler Art Collection and International Private
Collections" since 2002; series "Photography, Video, Mixed
Media" since 2002; touring exhibition with 150 works from the
Daimler Art Collection in Europe, the United States, South Africa,
Japan, South America since 2003; series "Classical : Modern.
Classical Modern and Contemporary Art from the Daimler Art Collection",
exhibitions since 1990 include: Joseph Kosuth, Franz Erhard
Walther, Adolf Fleischmann, Rudolf Schoofs, Rolf Nesch, Marcel Odenbach,
Gia Edzgveradze, Roman Signer, Christian Marclay, Georg Herold, Martin
Kippenberger, Heimo Zobernig, Gerold Miller, Simone Westerwinter,
Georg Winter, Sylvie Fleury,
John M Armleder, Guy Tillim, Bernie Searle, Jane Alexander.
Since 1989 planning
and organization of around 100 individual exhibitions by young international
include more than one hundred-fifty books and catalogues on international
contemporary art, as well as some 200 essays on 20th century art in
specialist periodicals, anthologies and catalogues.
Recent Publication: Minimalism and After. Tradition and Tendencies
of Minimalism from 1950 to today. Work monographs on about 150 artists.
Auke de Vries "landed", 2002,
Potsdamer Platz Berlin
photo: Steffen Jänicke,