Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action
October 2, 2010 - February 13, 2012
This presentation of works by Franz Erhard Walther will feature a selection of Handlungsstücke (Action Pieces) from the early 1960s, including the complete presentation of 1. Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963–69, from Dia's collection. Acquired in 1978, 1. Werksatz comprises fifty-eight fabric elements, or “instruments,” meant to be activated by visitors to the museum, drawing attention to the body as material form.
This exhibition is supported in part by Dia’s Board of Trustees, Director's Council, Art
Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.