Franz Erhard Walther


Franz Erhard Walther was born in 1939 and lives and works in Fulda. Since the early 1960s, Franz Erhard Walther has radically changed the definition of what sculpture can be, thereby becoming one of the most important and influential artists for subsequent generations. By involving his viewers in the creative process, he has developed a new relationship between space, body, sculpture, and action. Walther’s works have been shown at numerous exhibitions and venues of renown including documenta 5, 7, and 8 in Kassel, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Vienna Secession, the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, ZKM Karlsruhe, Drawing Room in London, the Dia Art Foundation in New York, WIELS in Brussels, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Text: Kathrin Rhomberg & Pierre Bal-Blanc
Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger

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