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Agnes Denes: Environmental Artist

Projects for Public Spaces Haggerty Museum of Art Oct. 16-Jan. 4 Opening lecture by Agnes Denes: Thrus. Oct. 16 6PM helfaer Theatre Followed by Reception at the Haggerty Museum “Foremost among the works represented in the exhibition are “Wheatfield – a Confrontation” (1982) and “Tree Mountain ? A Living Time Capsule” (1992-1996). In May 1992, a two-acre wheatfield was planted on a Battery Park landfill in Lower Manhattan worth $4.5 billion two blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center. The crop was harvested four months later yielding over 1,000 pounds of golden wheat. “Tree Mountain” is a collaborative project of a huge manmade mountain of 11,000 trees planted by 11,000 people in gravel fields in Ylojarvi, Finland. The forest was dedicated in June 1996 by the president of Finland, and will be maintained for 400 years to hold back land erosion, provide a home for wildlife, and create interaction between individuals.”