Agnes Denes: Wheatfield – A Confrontation

15 July 2009 - 9 August 2009
Off Dalston Lane


Tickets:
Free admission
Time: Open daily 2pm–10pm
Location:Entrance by the Peace Mural on Dalston Lane,
between Ashwin Street and Hartwell Street, E8

subject to availability



A pioneer of environmental art, Agnes Denes makes interventions into the landscape that frequently take the form of powerful performances involving the planting of trees or crops. In Wheatfield – A Confrontation, 1982, Denes planted and harvested two acres of wheat in Battery Park landfill in New York, situated between the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Centre. It was an act of transplanting rural nature into the heart of an otherwise extremely dense urban environment. As part of Radical Nature the work is restaged at an abandoned railway line in Dalston, East London.




Part of Radical Nature: Outdoor commissions
Part of Radical Nature: Schools and families
Part of Radical Nature - Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009







 

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