Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action

October 2, 2010 - February 13, 2012

<p>Franz Erhard Walther, <i>Form für Körper</i>, 1967. "Franz Erhard Walther: <br>
Work as Action," Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, NY. October 2,<br> 2010–February 13, 2012. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, NY. Photo: Paula Court.</p>

Franz Erhard Walther, Form für Körper, 1967. "Franz Erhard Walther:
Work as Action," Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, NY. October 2,
2010–February 13, 2012. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, NY. Photo: Paula Court.

 
 
 

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.

 

Funding

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.

 
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