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The Future is Fragile, Handle With Care

The Future is Fragile, Handle With Care

Raising of Agnes Denes's Flag above Tate Britain




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13 APRIL 2021

The pioneering environmental artist, Agnes Denes, who planted a wheat field against the backdrop of New York’s Twin Towers in 1982, is raising a flag, “The Future is Fragile, Handle with Care,” on the roof of Tate Britain as a cultural call to action in response to the dual crisis of COVID-19 and climate change. The installation marks the conclusion of Healing Arts London and the launch of a global 2021 campaign to support improved mental, social and environmental health in the wake of the pandemic. The flag will remain on the masthead above Tate Britain until May.


Agnes Denes
Agnes Denes

Environmental Artist