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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.

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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.

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