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In Perspective: MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 (2011–2019)

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Ludlow 38

Franz Erhard Walther in Conversation

Mar 16, 2010

Dia Art Foundation, the Goethe-Institut New York, and Ludlow 38 present a conversation between Franz Erhard Walther, Tobi Maier, curator, Ludlow 38, and Yasmil Raymond, curator, Dia Art Foundation.

Franz Erhard Walther was born in 1939 in Fulda, Germany, where he lives and works. Walther studied at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 1962-64 and lived in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1967. He participated in documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and his work was included in the landmark 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern. A major retrospective of his work since 1958 is currently on view at Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. An exhibition of Walther’s work from the 1960s will open at Peter Freeman, New York, on March 11 and remains on view until May 1, 2010.

Franz Erhard Walther, <i>Connection (Head)</i>, Number 31 from 1. Werksatz, 1967, cotton. Photo: Timm Rautert. Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc. Franz Erhard Walther, <i>Sockel, vier Bereiche (Keeping the Canvas Square in Shape)</i>, Number 49 from 1. Werksatz, 1967. Photo: Timm Rautert. Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc.

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