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Time Capsule for ‘The Living Pyramid’

A project by Agnes Denes for LUGA 2025

Within the framework of the Luxembourg Urban Garden exhibition in the city of Luxembourg, Mudam Luxembourg will present the public artwork The Living Pyramid (2015) by the artist Agnes Denes (b. 1931, Budapest) on the esplanade of the Park Dräi Eechelen. The work is conceived as a monumental garden of flowering plants that will occupy the site from May to October 2025.

Agnes Denes usually accompanies her major environmental projects with a ritual of burying a time capsule containing messages for future generations. The making of the time capsule is a collaborative process. Each time, the artist writes a questionnaire composed of existential questions relating to human values, the meaning and quality of life, and the future of humanity. The time capsule is intended to be opened in a thousand years.

As part of the presentation of The Living Pyramid, a time capsule will be buried in the woods surrounding the Park Dräi Eechelen. Everyone is invited to take part in this project by filling out the questionnaire and sending it to

Agnes Denes, ‘The Living Pyramid’, 2015. Wood, soil, plants. 30 x 30 x 30 feet. Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY © Agnes Denes, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Agnes Denes, ‘The Living Pyramid’, 2015. Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY