Dennis Adams

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Despite international recognition, Dennis Adams is, curiously, an artist whose work is little known in his own country. This is all the more surprising given that since his first appearance in Europe in the 1987 show in Münster entitled “Skulptur-projekt” (Sculpture-project) he has become an ubiquitous figure there, constantly solicited for public art projects. Adams’ first U.S. museum-scale exhibition (the last of a series of solo shows organized for the museum by curator Peter Doroshenko) brought together in one space more than twenty works created for exhibitions and public art projects in various countries, including installations, models of yet-to-be-realized projects, and documentation for projects that were actually produced. Also included was one of Adams’ bus shelters, originally made for the Münster exhibition (Bus Shelter IV, 1987) and now reinstalled in front of the museum.

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