Agnes Denes (HU)
Agnes Denes’ iconic text piece entitled My Manifesto will be projected on the 200 foot facade of Merriweather Post Pavilion.
OPUS 2018 PROJECT
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Agnes Denes’s iconic text piece entitled My Manifesto announced her commitment to a new art form whose ideals served others, not the self. For OPUS 2018, My Manifesto will be projected on the 200 foot facade of Merriweather Post Pavilion. A pioneer of several art movements, Denes makes work in a wide range of mediums and is a primary figure among the concept-based artists who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. She investigates science, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, poetry, history, and music. Her artistic practice is distinctive in terms of its aesthetics and engagement with socio-political ideas. Since Denes’ career began in the 1960s, she has participated in hundreds of exhibitions at galleries, museums, and public spaces throughout the world, including solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in D.C., the ICA in London, Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, and an upcoming show at The Shed on New York’s High Line.