Dennis Adams


Dennis Adams

Photographs from the series Airborne

The very antithesis of the peremptory and patriotic images produced in the wake of the attacks of September 11, the photographs of the American artist Dennis Adams represent a poetic take on the aftermath of the events. Adams photographed newspapers and various bits of refuse floating around Manhattan following the collapse of the Twin Towers. Newspapers, the means first used to transmit pictures of current events, are indissociable from the history of news photography. Here they are literally carried away by events.

Dennis Adams
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, in 1948. Lives and works in New York.

Dennis Adams is internationally recognized for his public interventions and museum installations that address the processes of collective memory and social control in the design and use of architecture and public space. He has produced public projects in several European countries, Canada, Israel, and the United States. His work has been the subject of over 50 one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries. In 1994, two separate retrospectives of his work were held at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen and at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Adams was represented in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.  He currently teaches at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York.

Maison de la culture Frontenac
2550, rue Ontario Est, Montréal
(514) 872-7882
Exhibition hours : Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 7pm, Friday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm
From September 11 to October 12, 2003
Opening: September 11, 2003 at 5pm