Walter Pichler. Sculptures Models Drawings, the last exhibition which I initiated as MAK Director (sadly it turned out to be also his last exhibition), can also be explained via an awareness of the responsibility that an arts institution assumes when it continually and uncompromisingly accompanies artists on their individual paths. PN

excerpt from the catalogue “Walter Pichler. Sculptures Models Drawings”, 2011/12

In Walter Pichler’s world of the unity of sculpture and architecture, it is no longer about crossing borders between disciplines. For Pichler, this unity is something which he has long taken for granted—indeed, he may have actually done so right from the beginning. His sculptures are part of an overall whole, and fragmentation or removal from this whole is something which they tolerate only with difficulty. His sculptures accept no changes in ownership; they belong to Walter Pichler just as he belongs to them. Pichler’s overwhelming refusal to give in to the seductions and dictates of the (art) market is the logical consequence of this unity.

—Peter Noever

Der Weltvermesser – In Memoriam Walter Pichler (Directed by Harald Wilde)

Projects with Walter Pichler

Interview with Walter Pichler in Umriss 1/1985