Wheatfield, A Confrontation

In 1982, Agnes Denes planted a two-acre field of golden wheat on a segment of the Battery Park City landfill as a powerful paradoxical statement, drawing attention to issues of waste, world hunger, and ecological concerns. This public piece, along with the art show series “Art on the Beach” organized by Creative Time from 1978-1985, were the first of many public art project to be hosted in Battery Park City.