Franz Erhard Walther

Born in 1939 in Fulda, Germany Lives and works in Germany.

Franz Erhard Walther, 1st Werksatz and 58 Werkzeichnung, 1963-67, exhibition view: ATLAS, How to carry the world on one's back curated by Georges Didi-Huberman, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Franz Erhard Walther, Ring II, 1975, exhibition view : Habiter poetiquement le monde at LAM, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012 Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963-1969, Mixed media, Dimension variables
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012 Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963-1969, Mixed media, Dimension variables
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012 Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963-1969, Mixed media, Dimension variables
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012 Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963-1969, Mixed media, Dimension variables
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012 Werksatz (First Work Set), 1963-1969, Mixed media, Dimension variables
Franz Erhard Walther solo show at Dia:Beacon October 2, 2010 February 15, 2012
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition view FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER. De lorigine de la sculpture, 1958 2009, Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
Franz Erhard Walther > solo show at Mies Van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, 2009 > Form Q, 1994, Cotton cloth, foamed plastic, 2 parts : 180 cm long, 100 cm diameter; rectangular block: 209 x 54 x 180 cm
Franz Erhard Walther > solo show at Mies Van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, 2009 > Ruf an der Modelleur, 1986, fabric, wood, variable size
Sechzen Luftkissen aus Illustrierten-Seiten, 1963 cardboard, color magazine, foam, linen 100 x 64.7 cm
Franz Erhard Walther « 1.Werksatz », 1963-1969 58 objects, Sockel, 1969 Exhibition view: Living currency, Tate Modern, London, 2007 Photos by Sheila Burnett
«5 Hal 2 Holz Slocke», 1969, fabric, wood > Cour Carrée du Louvre, Paris, 2008 This piece presents itself as having five wood elements, each covered with a cloth envelop, with two pieces of wood of the same size and shape enclosed inside of each of these envelops. The five Holzblöcke are spread out in the space and opened; in turns, each internal element moves about in the space until returning to its initial situation.
«5 Hal 2 Holz Slocke», 1969, fabric, wood > Cour Carrée du Louvre, Paris, 2008 This piece presents itself as having five wood elements, each covered with a cloth envelop, with two pieces of wood of the same size and shape enclosed inside of each of these envelops. The five Holzblöcke are spread out in the space and opened; in turns, each internal element moves about in the space until returning to its initial situation.
«5 Hal 2 Holz Slocke», 1969, fabric, wood > Cour Carrée du Louvre, Paris, 2008 This piece presents itself as having five wood elements, each covered with a cloth envelop, with two pieces of wood of the same size and shape enclosed inside of each of these envelops. The five Holzblöcke are spread out in the space and opened; in turns, each internal element moves about in the space until returning to its initial situation.
Franz Erhard Walther > The forhead, 1963 from the "1.Werksatz 1963-1969" Exhibition view at CAC Bretigny, 2008
Franz Erhard Walther > 40 plinths, 1978 Wood, cotton, 148 elements, each element, 90 x 180 x 360 and 90 x 180 x 360 cm
Franz Erhard Walther > Zwei Pappröhren (Verlegenheitsstück)/ Two cardboard rolls (piece to overcome embarrassment), 1962, cardboard (millboard), paper, lime, 39.8 cm high each, 9 cm diameter each
Franz Erhard Walther, Zwei Pappröhren (Verlegenheitsstück)/ Two, cardboard rolls (piece to overcome embarrassment), 1962, cardboard (millboard), paper, lime, 39.8 cm high each, 9 cm diameter each

Artist news

December 2012

MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
cycle L’Éternel Détour, séquence automne-hiver 2012-2013 Biens communs 2
October 17, 2012 - January 13, 2013
MOMA, New York, USA
Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings
August 9, 2012 - January 28, 2013

Organized by Christian Rattemeyer : Over the second half of the 1960s, drawing was taken apart as a discipline and put to multiple uses. Highlighting concepts of process, participation, and protest, the three series of work presented in this exhibition—all recent MoMA acquisitions—were produced at the climax of a decade that witnessed radical upheavals across social, political, and cultural borders. This simple chronological coincidence connects them in one aspect, yet in purpose, aesthetics, and address, the three artists have taken vastly divergent approaches. Whether turned inward, outward, or sideways, the visual experiences these works engender speak to the varied ways we choose to be present in the world.

Franz Erhard Walther emphasized the relationship between the art object and the body in space with his First Work Set (1963–69), a group of 58 fabric elements that can only be fully activated through human participation. Accompanying them is a suite ofWork Drawings that Walther likened to musical scores, and that illustrate each object on both a functional and a conceptual level. The 24 Untitled drawings that Willem de Kooning sketched with his eyes closed in 1966 offer a counterpoint to Walther’s project in their focus on the artist’s internal vision and personal action. Finally, Martha Rosler’s two House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home series (1967–72) turn a critical eye on the era’s sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere, especially as they played out in the bodies of women and victims of military violence.

Facilitators will be present in the galleries during designated hours to assist visitors in performing a selection of Walther's First Work Set. 

Franz Erhard Walther First Work Set Facilitator Hours

Trained facilitators will be stationed in the Drawings Galleries to assist visitors in using the interactive components of Franz Erhard Walther's First Work Set, currently on display. Visitors will be able to use 10 exhibition copies made for this purpose, during facilitator hours only.

 

Museion, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Bolzano, Italy
Museion meets Migros
October 5 2012 - April 7, 2013

group show with Tom Burr, David lamelas, Franz Erhard Walther, Elmgreen&Dragset, Urs Fischer, Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, Rachel Harrison, Cady Noland, Tatiana Trouvé, Cathy Wilkes.

Henry Art Gallery, Faye g. allen Center for the Visual arts University of Washington, USA
Now Here is also Nowhere
part I: October 27, 2012 – January 6, 2013

The first installment of the exhibition features work by Francis alÿs, John Baldessari, Mike Bidlo, pierre Bismuth, Karl Blossfeldt, Marcel Broodthaers, Stefan Brüggemann, Luis Camnitzer, Frank Capra, John Divola, paul elliman, Hans-peter Feldmann, Tom Friedman, Felix gonzalez-Torres, Rachel Harrison, paul Ramirez Jonas, Kimsooja, Jiří Kovanda, Louise Lawler, Mark Lombardi, Jill Magid, Ján Mančuška, Christian Marclay, Robert Motherwell, Roman Ondák, Max Ophüls, Yvonne Rainer, Ranjani Shettar, Santiago Sierra, Sue Tompkins, Franz erhard Walther, and Francesca Woodman.

Now Here is also Nowhere is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of art and education with assistance from Merith Bennett, Senior Curatorial associate.

KOW, Berlin, Germany
BELIEVERS
Nov 10, 2012–Feb 3, 2013

group show with Zanny Begg, Joseph Beuys, Arno Brandlhuber, Chto Delat, Alice Creischer, Ines Doujak, Philippe Halsmann, Barbara Hammer, Chris Martin, Adrian Piper, Pussy Riot, Christoph Schlingensief, Andreas Siekmann, Sister Corita, Santiago Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael E. Smith, Sean Snyder, Franz Erhard Walther, Tobias Zielony, a.o.

Artist exhibitions

Thu, 2014-06-19 to Sun, 2014-06-22
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Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Guillaume Leblon, Prinz Gholam, Hans Schabus, Elodie Seguin, Francisco Tropa, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber
Wed, 2013-10-23 to Sun, 2013-10-27
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WILLIAM ANASTASI, ZBYNĚK BALADRÁN, KATINKA BOCK, MIRIAM CAHN, VALÉRIE FAVRE, GUILLAUME LEBLON, FRANCISCO TROPA, Prinz Gholam, HANS SCHABUS, ELODIE SEGUIN, FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER, Christoph Weber
Wed, 2013-06-12 to Sun, 2013-06-16
0
Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Guillaume Leblon, Franz Erhard Walther
Thu, 2013-04-18 to Mon, 2013-04-22
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Zbynek Baladran, Miriam Cahn, Valérie Favre, Isa Melsheimer, Francisco Tropa, Ulrich Polster, Hans Schabus, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber
Sat, 2013-01-19 to Sat, 2013-03-02
0
William Anastasi, Guillaume Leblon, Hans Schabus, Francisco Tropa, Franz Erhard Walther
Thu, 2012-10-18 to Sun, 2012-10-21
0
William Anastasi, Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Valérie Favre, Guillaume Leblon, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber, Clemens von Wedemeyer. And a common booth shared with Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York with Adrian Piper and Franz Erhard Walther
Thu, 2011-12-01 to Sun, 2011-12-04
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Sector Art Galleries shared booth with Galeria Projecte SD: Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Valérie Favre, Guillaume Leblon, Isa Melsheimer, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber. Sector Art Kabinett : Valérie Favre. Art Video Nights Clemens von Wedemeyer
Fri, 2011-11-04 to Fri, 2011-12-23
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Franz Erhard Walther
Thu, 2011-10-20 to Sun, 2011-10-23
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Guillaume Leblon, Elodie Seguin, Valérie Favre, Franz Erhard Walther, Miriam Cahn, Katinka Bock,
Thu, 2010-12-02 to Sun, 2010-12-05
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Franz Erhard Walther
Thu, 2010-12-02 to Sun, 2010-12-05
0
Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Guillaume Leblon, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber
Wed, 2010-10-20 to Sun, 2010-10-24
0
Isa Melsheimer, Guillaume Leblon, Katinka Bock, Franz Erhard Walther, Miriam Cahn, Clemens von Wedemeyer
Wed, 2010-06-16 to Sun, 2010-06-20
0
Franz Erhard Walther
Wed, 2010-04-21 to Sun, 2010-04-25
0
Guillaume Leblon, Franz Erhard Walther, Isa Melsheimer, Katinka Bock, Prinz Gholam
Thu, 2010-03-04 to Sun, 2010-03-07
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Thu, 2009-10-22 to Sun, 2009-10-25
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Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Valérie Favre, Guillaume Leblon, Franz Erhard Walther
Wed, 2008-05-21 to Mon, 2008-07-28
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Artist publications

Jürgen Schweinebraden and Wolfgang Herzer
3-924540-30-6
Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers
Hubertus Gassner, Luisa Pauline Fink
978-3-7757-3637-4
Christian Bernard, Hubert Charbit, Michael Linger, Joseph Kosuth and Franz Erhard Walther.
2-905075-52-X
Franz Erhard Walther
3-928342-18-5
Irene Veenstra and Franz Erhard Walther
R.H. Fuchs, Franz Erhard Walther
Götz Adriani
3-7701-0675-X
Michael Lingner and Franz Erhard Walther
Susanne Lange
3-88270-465-9
Andreas Denk, Dominik Freiherr von König
3-9808550-0-7
Michael Lingner, Knut Nievers, Gabriele Wurzel, Martin Schwander, Franz Erhard Walther
3-85415-156-X
Gerhard Storck, Marianne Stockebrand
Philippe Cuenat
2-940159-32-7
Michael Linger and Franz Erhard Walther
3-89322-590-0
Götz Adriani, Carl Vogel
Franz Erhard Walther
3-85415-044-X
Alexander Dückers and Uwe Wieczorek
3 88609 118 X
Dierk Stemmler, Gisbert Seng and Karl Otto Götz
Franz Erhard Walther
Klaus Ottoman, Robert C. Morgan
Franz Erhard Walther and Christoph Brockhaus
3-89279-579-7
Franz Erhard Walther and Michael Linger
3-85415-028-8
Franz Erhard Walther
3-901175-01-6
Hans-Joachim Lenger and Franz Erhard Walther
3-929970-02-3
text by Franz Erhard Walther
978 3 87173 350 5
Franz Erhard Walther
3-89322-965-5
Harald Szeemann
Herman Kern, Franz Erhard Walther and Carl Vogel
Gisela Fiedler-Bender
3-89422-068-6
Georges Didi-Huberman
978-84-8026-429-7
Noemi Smoelik
Jürgen Schweinebraden, Michael Lingner, Franz Erhard Walther, Ulrich Bischoff, Rainer Beck, Wolf-Dieter Dube
3-924540-16-0
Franz Erhard Walther
3-925911-05-7
Marc Gundel, Christoph Zuschlag, Rita E. Täuber, Peter Halley, Lothar Heinle
978-3-936921-13-7
Joseph Kosuth and Franz Erhard Walther
Christian Rattemmeyer and other authors
978-3-86560-859-8 and 978-1-84638-074-7
Franz Erhard Walther and Michael Linger
Franz Erhard Walther, Michael Pauseback
Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Schreier, Jiri Svestka and Michael Linger
3-925974-16-4
Ulrike Rödiger, Gunnar F. Gerlach and Franz Erhard Walther
3-910051-19-7
Franz Erhard Walther
978-3-85415-448-8
Franz Erhard Walther, Michael Pauseback
978-3-942405-53-9
Veit Loers
3-926763-76-0
Gottfried Boehm, Marianne Stockebrand, Rudi H. Fuchs and Franz Erhard Walther
3-900606-02-1
Franz Erhard Walther and Michael Linger
3-7757-0664-5
M. Kock, Erich Witschke and Johanna Walther
Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther
Michael Linger and Arnulf Rohsmann
3-85415-015-6
Roselyna Marsaud Perrodin, Franz Erhard Walther
2-908373-13-0
Franz Erhard Walther and Michael Linger
3-926820-11-X
Dr Angela Schneider, interview Franz Erhard Walther and Manfred Miersch
978-3-935053-25-9
Veit Loers and Franz Erhard Walther
3-927015-04-0
Cornelia Brüninghaus-Knubel, Sabina Lessmann
978-3-929790-50-4
Franz Erhard Walther
3-925 665-24-2
Franz Erhard Walther
3-89322-596-X
Germano Celant, Claire Bishop, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Francesco Stocchi, Boris Groys, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Charles Esche, Christian Rattemeyer, Jens Hoffmann, Benjamin H.D Buchloh, Gwen L. Allen, Terry Smith, Jan Verwoert
978-88-87029-55-0