Exhibition

Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates

9 Oct 2019 – 22 Mar 2020

Regular hours

Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 20:00
Friday
11:00 – 20:00
Saturday
11:00 – 20:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

$10 / free for children/teens 18 and under, CUNY students (valid ID required), and NYCHA residents

The Shed

New York
New York, United States

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Agnes Denes rose to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a leading figure in conceptual, environmental, and ecological art.

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A pioneer of several art movements, she creates work in a broad range of media, utilizing various disciplines—science, philosophy, linguistics, ecology, psychology—to analyze, document, and ultimately aid humanity. Denes turns her analysis into beautiful, sensual visual forms, poetry, and a philosophy that she has developed over the course of her career. 

This comprehensive survey exhibition, Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates, brings together over 150 works spanning her 50-year career. The exhibition includes a comprehensive look at her important series The Philosophical Drawings (1969 – 80), “Isometric Series” (1974 – 98), “Pyramid Series” (1970 – ongoing); her realized monumental public works, including the iconic Wheatfield—A Confrontation (1982); as well as a presentation of unrealized works. The Shed has also commissioned a number of works that both expound and expand on the ideas that have been ever present throughout Denes’s career. Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Exhibiting artists

Agnes Denes

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