Open Artist Studio: Earth Day

  • April 22, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Space: Daffodil Classroom


s environmental concerns remain pertinent and ever increasing, artists have looked towards their work and projects as both a form of protest and message to society. Agnes Denes is a land artist who aimed to unapologetically create powerful statements that no one could miss, such as her “Wheatfield — A Confrontation,” where she planted and harvested wheat in the landfill next to Wall Street in 1982. It was here where Denes called to attention the misplaced priority of Americans — economic, energy, commerce, world hunger, and ecological concerns. Students will take inspiration from Denes efforts and design a new plan for a city where plants and ecological life can breathe and thrive.

Image Credit: Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan – The Harvest, 1982, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.