Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
Dennis Adams uses representational photographic images in conjunction with architectural elements to explore contemporary, historical, and social consciousness. History Lessons reveals, behind a crate, a backlit transparent photograph of discarded busts of former French military leaders. Like the history lessons on the Algerian war taught in French schools, the meaning of the image depends on its context.
History Lessons, 1990
Crate, lightbulb, and photographs
33 1/3 × 43 1/3 × 18 in (84.6 × 110 × 45.7 cm)
Edition of 40