Agnes Denes

Posted on April 22, 2010

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Agnes Denes makes interventions into the landscape that often involves planting trees or sowing crops.  She’s planted a rice field near Niagra falls (that grew mutant due to the areas’s history as a dumping ground), a wheat field in Battery Park landfill in New York and a fir tree forest on a conical mountain in Finland.


“Wheatfield was a symbol, a universal concept; it represented food, energy, commerce, world trade and economics. It referred to mismanagement, waste, world hunger and ecological concerns” (Art for the Third Millenium, Ludwig Museum, p.103).

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