Agnes Denes at Emanuel Layr



Curated by Florence Derieux, The Body Argument included these ink drawings on graph paper form the 1970s by Agnes Denes.  Denes has a show opening at Leslie Tonkonow once the gallery has recovered from the storm.  In the meantime, these drawings can be a placeholder.




 Agnes Denes, Handled, 1971, ink on graph paper, 28 x 22 cm




Agnes Denes, A Rose is Not Always a Rose, 1971, ink on graph paper, 27.8 x 21.4 cm



A MANIFESTO

Working with a paradox

defining the elusive

visualizing the invisible

communicating the incommunicable

not accepting the limitations society has accepted

seeing in new ways

living for a fraction of a second and penetrating light years

using intellect and instinct to achieve intuition

achieving total self-consciousness and self-awareness

being creatively obsessive

questioning, reasoning, analyzing, dissecting and re-examining

understanding the finitude of human existence and still striving to create beauty and provocative reasoning

finding new concepts, recognizing new patterns
desiring to know the importance or insignificance of existence

seeing reality and still being able to dream
persisting in the eternal search
copyright 1970 agnes denes

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