The Power Plant

Franz Erhard Walther


Courtesy Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther (born in Fulda, Germany, 1939, lives and works in Fulda) is one of Germany’s seminal artists whose work has expanded the wider discussion of contemporary art practices. His work has been featured in significant exhibitions including: Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object (1949-79), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988); documenta V, VII and VIII, Kassel (1972, 1982 and 1987); Spaces, MoMA, New York (1970); and Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1969). Recent exhibitions of Walther’s work include Franz Erhard Walther: The Body Draws, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2015); Franz Erhard Walther, MUDAM, Luxembourg (2015); Franz Erhard Walther, The Body Decides, WIELS Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brussels and CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (2014); and Franz Erhard Walther, Work as Action, Dia Art Foundation, New York (2010–12). Walther’s work was included in group exhibitions in Canada at a very early stage, including the Musée d‘art contemporain de Montréal (1989), the Art Gallery of Hamilton (1983), as well as the Institut d’art contemporain de Montréal and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1977).