Franz Erhard Walther, Rote Scheibe mit vier Bändern, 1963, Franz Erhard Walther Foundation © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Opening Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives


Practical information

Opening in German
No reservation required
Free Admission

Event overview

Opening of the Exhibition "Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives"

7 pm Opening of the exhibition 

Dr. Andrea Lissoni, Designated Artistic Director Haus der Kunst

Dr. Jana Baumann, Curator

The artist is present.

Franz Erhard Walther (b. 1939 in Fulda) was a key figure in the conceptual departure from the image in the postwar European avant-garde, and a pioneer of an open concept of the work. Through the inclusion of the audience as an actor as well as the use of elements like place, time, space, body, and language, Walther brought about a radical expansion and combination of artistic means aimed at revising the narrative strategies of modernism. The visionary significance of his artistic praxis is only becoming clear to the general public, as demonstrated by the awarding of the Golden Lion to him at the Venice Biennale in 2017.
The retrospective at Haus der Kunst traces the uninterrupted influence of Walther’s work on the art scene through today, with more than 250 works from his central creative periods and most important bodies of work. The different lines of development in Walther's oeuvre are comprehensively presented with work activations, so that an amplified reading of his artistic work becomes possible.

On the opening evening you can participate in the work activations in the exhibition.
Work activations in cooperation with the Munich initiative TanzQuelle.

Free Entry!