With the 1975 installation Gesang der Schreitsockel, Museum of Art Lucerne was able to acquire a major work by the German artist Franz Erhard Walther from his 1992 solo exhibition in the old Kunsthaus. The 55 individual pieces that can be arranged into different-shaped tracks are matched with a 70-part series of working drawings. Together they convey sculptural ideas, possible arrangements and instructions for an actual use of the ‘walking-tracks’ presented in ‘storage form’, and represent a concept of the work that includes the visual idea of a level of action alongside the real object. The work is now being shown for the first time in the new museum spaces, and made available for discussion
Images courtesy of Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne. Installation views by Andri Stadler.