Kiosks for America

“Kiosks for America” was a solo exhibition by the artist Dennis Adams that took place in The Kitchen’s gallery space in the fall of 1984. At this time, Adams had become known for his publicly installed pieces that take the form of recognizable kiosk structures, such as bus shelters, and combine fragmented text and historical or political images to highlight the charged nature of recently forgotten events. In the context of this exhibition, the kiosks were intended to engage the participation and interaction of the viewer, and the relationship between the text and image was left ambiguous as a means to challenge the usual function of kiosks as bearers of public information via advertising.

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