It was wonderful to see Franz Erhard Walther at Art Basel Unlimited with the return of his performance work, ‘Wallformation Gelbmodellierung.’The work was performed on June 17th, at 3 PM. Not displayed since 1989, Walther's 'Walformation' performance melts the divide between sculpture, painting, and installation.
Walther uses vivid color. He says “(the) visual aspect is not important, what is important is what it makes you want to do.” He explores how art viewers approach a work, combining interpretation, individuality and action-art. Walther's use of simple, colorful fabric enables his installations to occur anywhere.“It is not abstract and it is not symbolic, nor allegorical. It exists in real time, real space, with real bodies.”