Agnes Denes

Posted on April 22, 2010


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).