Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates
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This title accompanies the largest exhibition of Agnes Denes' work in New York to date, held at The Shed in fall 2019 as part of the arts space’s opening season. Presenting more than 130 works, this comprehensive publication spans the 50-year career of the path-breaking artist famed for her iconic Wheatfield – A Confrontation (1982), for which she planted a two-acre wheatfield in Lower Manhattan on the Battery Park Landfill, in the shadow of the then recently erected Twin Towers.A major undertaking, presented in an embossed slipcase, this superb catalog includes a comprehensive text by the exhibition’s curator, Emma Enderby, an interview with Denes by Hans Ulrich Obrist, essays by prominent scholars and curators including Caroline A. Jones, Lucy R. Lippard and Timothy Morton that examine Denes’ multifaceted practice in new ways, writings by the artist and reflections by curators who have worked with Denes over the course of her career. New works by Denes, once dubbed "the queen of land art", commissioned by The Shed for the exhibition are presented in a special insert. Budapest-born, New York–based artist Sgnes Denes (born 1931) rose to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a leading figure in conceptual, environmental and ecological art. A pioneer of several art genres, she has created work in many mediums, utilizing various disciplines—such as science, philosophy, linguistics, ecology and psychology—to analyze, document and ultimately aid humanity.
ISBN 9781732494701. The Shed.
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