Monday, May 4, 2009

Agnes Denes Auction

Cynthia Panucci the Director and Founder of New York based Art and Science Collaborations Inc. contacted me to help support and raise awareness for her organization. November 2008's successful post Ecologically inspired Art Part 1 - Agnes Denes was the catalyst for our discussion, please read below for the exciting details.

Press Release
The celebrated conceptual and ecological art pioneer, Agnes Denes, is on our Advisory Board and is a long-time friend.
Because ours, like many small arts organizations, is having a hard time in these financially challenging times, Agnes has generously donated a framed, archival, signed print of her famous "Tree Mountain" project to ASCI for a PRIVATE SALE.
This print is a digital rendering of the original design drawing for one of Agnes' boldest ecological earthworks to date... "Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule - 11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years," 1992-1996, 420 x 270 x 28 meters, in Ylöjärvi, Finland. Eleven thousand trees were planted in a complex mathematical pattern by eleven thousand people from around the world, to be maintained for 400 years. One of the largest environmental reclamation sites in the world, Tree Mountain, was officially announced by the Finnish government at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on Earth Environment Day, June 5, 1992, as Finland's contribution to help alleviate the world's ecological stress. And in 1996, it was declared a national monument to serve future generations with a meaningful legacy by the President of Finland, dignitaries, and participants from around the world.

Agnes' print appears to be a simple oval in design... UNTIL you discover the beautiful
complexity of her intriguing use of interlocking mathematical data sets!

PRIVATE SALE: May 2-8, 2009

In 2007, Agnes' print [above] became the inspiration for ASCI's "Pattern-Finding" exhibition held at the New York Hall of Science.

Agnes actually was first to coin the term "pattern-finding," which I believe will eventually become a new,
highly developed, interdisciplinary art-sci genre.
ASCI's mission is to raise public awareness about artists and scientists using science and/or technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields. Our organization was instrumental in helping to revitalize the art-sci-tech field in the USA during the early 1990's and is now global in scope. ASCI's membership is open, inviting all those who are interested in the lively intersections of the art, science, and technology fields.
We hope you enjoy learning about "Tree Mountain," stop to visit the site the next time you're in Finland, and that you will explore ASCI's extensive website of art-science exhibitions, symposia, featured members, and members news archives.

Cynthia Pannucci

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI)
21-years serving the art-sci-tech field


  1. Well done CB, great momentum.

  2. Great post - how wonderful for Agnes to donate her famous work!