Agnes Denes, Wheatfield - A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan.
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Agnes Denes: A Manifesto (1969)

In 1969, after a time working with both poetry and painting Agnes Denes found herself moving away from the tools of fine art towards a new process based in a concern for the environment. In a move that distinguishes her from other land-art artists of the time, she worked with scientists to understand then what we know now but still disavow: the coming reality of global warming.

This manifesto clarifies her thinking in 1969 and sets out her philosophy as a forward-path for living and working.

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