Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action

October 2, 2010 - February 13, 2012

<p>Franz Erhard Walther, <i>Papierfaltung I</i> and <i>Papierfaltung II</i>, 1962.  Photo: David Allison. </p>

Franz Erhard Walther, Papierfaltung I and Papierfaltung II, 1962. Photo: David Allison.


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.


Past Events and Public Programs

Gallery Talks
Christian Rattemeyer
on Franz Erhard Walther

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2 pm


Conversation between Franz Erhard Walther and Jennifer Winkworth
Monday, September 19, 2011, 6:30pm


Colloquium: Franz Erhard Walther’s First Work Set: Actions, Instructions, and Presence, 1963–1969
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11am–5pm


Gallery Talks
Anthony Huberman on Franz Erhard Walther
April 30, 2011, 2 pm


Gallery Talks
Claire Barliant on Franz Erhard Walther
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2pm


Artists on Artists Lecture Series
Peter Halley on Franz Erhard Walther
Monday, October 18, 2010, 6:30pm


Franz Erhard Walther in conversation with Yasmil Raymond
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 2pm


Member Programs
Member Event: Franz Erhard Walther Exhibition Walk-Through and Reception
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 11:30am


Visitor Information

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