Dennis Adams. Bus Shelter XII

Shattered Glass / The Confessions of Philip Johnson

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, which was built by Philip Johnson (1966–68), the American artist Dennis Adams created a sculpture for the forecourt that simultaneously functions as a bus shelter on Bielefeld’s public transport network.

A significant part of the sculpture are two monitors, on which phrases – the ‘confessions’ in the title – are displayed as a film. The sum of all the individual German and English phrases – some quotes, some invented by Adams – comes to a total runtime of two hours.

It is not to be expected that anyone will read them all in situ – this publication therefore brings all of the confessions together, documenting an essential element of the sculpture.

Published on the occasion of the project, Dennis Adams: Bus Shelter XII: Shattered Glass / The Confessions of Philip Johnson 2018 at Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

English and German text.

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