ecofeminism(s) at Thomas Erben Gallery offers an urgent reminder of our present climate and human rights emergencies. Likewise, the works featured imply that another world is, and has always been, possible.
Spanning half a century, this retrospective reveals Denes’s art to be so forward-looking that some of it remains ahead of its time even today.
If art is to be relevant to the environment, it needs to move beyond an art context to engage with the land itself.
Today New York’s City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn “Do the Right Thing Way” after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.
With “Living Pyramid” (2015), Agnes Denes’s first large-scale public sculpture in New York City since she planted and harvested an amber field in the Battery Park Landfill (“Wheatfield – A Confrontation,” 1982), the artist merges botanicals with her interest in mathematics.