Franz Erhard Walther: Call to Action

Franz Erhard Walther: Call to Action

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Exhibition Catalog

Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2016. Published, 2020. Power Plant Pages, 13.

136 pp. Moderately illustrated (all col.). 20 x 15 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781894212755

Practicing since the 1950s, Franz Erhard Walther has established himself as a seminal figure in post-war and contemporary art. This publication features works from Call to Action, focusing on his radical ideas about the relationship between space, object and the human body. Action has been integral to Walther's practice, exploring how viewers can use their bodies as a means to activate sculpture and disrupt the spaces of the gallery or landscapes in which it is presented. Walther's sculptures, made of textile, materialize through measured actions laid out for viewers to enact according to instructions, thus transcending their physical and formal qualities to position the viewer’s body, and the space and time within which it acts, as material form. Through essays, as well as an extended interview with the artist, the contributors reflect on the social and political implications of Walther's work, especially in its call to take action.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany -- Post-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors ; Sculpture --

Artist(s): Walther, Franz Erhard

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