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Agnes Denes - Work
The reference monograph on the work of artist Agnes Denes, this profusely illustrated book aslo gathers an extensive selection of the artist's texts and manifestos.
Born in Budapest, Denes lived in Stockholm from the age of nine, before spending her teenage years, from 1954 on, in New York, where she still lives and works today. Since the late 1960s, Agnes Denes has combined a conceptual approach to drawing and printmaking with interventions in the natural and urban environment, which were altogether pioneering in terms of her ecological origins and scope. “Although I deal with difficult concepts, my work remains visual. The process of ‘visualization' is double important since aspects of the work explore invisible systems, underlying structures, and patterns inherent in our existence,” Denes said in 1978. This catalogue provides incontrovertible evidence to the statement.
A primary figure among the concept-based artists who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, Agnes Denes (born 1938, Budapest, lives and works in New York) is internationally known for works created in a wide range of mediums. A pioneer of several art movements, she is difficult to categorize. Investigating science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, poetry, history, and music, Denes's artistic practice is distinctive in terms of its aesthetics and engagement with socio-political ideas. As a pioneer of environmental art, she created Rice/Tree/Burial in 1968 in Sullivan County, New York which, according to the renowned art historian and curator Peter Selz, was “probably the first large scale site-specific piece anywhere with ecological concerns.”
Edited by Florence Derieux.
Texts by Agnes Denes and Florence Derieux.

Graphic design: Xavier Antin.

Published with the Frac Champagne-Ardenne.
published in May 2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
24 x 32 cm (softcover)
264 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-163-6
EAN : 9788867491636
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