Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action
October 2, 2010–February 13, 2012, Dia Beacon
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.
Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther was born in Fulda, Germany, in 1939, where he currently lives and works.
Franz Erhard Walther: First Work Set
Franz Erhard Walther: First Work Set is the first critical study of Walther’s “instruments for process” to be published in English.