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  • Franz Erhard Walther

    Kunstverein in Hamburg

    Breaking down the barrier between art and its viewer was one of the main artistic tendencies of the ’60s. This preoccupation distilled in the oft-quoted formula, “art is life,” resulted in happenings, performances, and artistic actions that deliberately required audience participation. Within this overall trend, Franz Erhard Walther prefers a concept of “work” that implies process and challenges the viewer to act, to the concept of art. Walther’s statement, “I am sculpture,” presumes the existence of a viewer who, either conceptually or by active physical involvement, takes part in the artist’s

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