GRIMM Press Release
GRIMM is pleased to announce an exhibition by a group of artists presenting politically charged works that together form a contemporary community board. Community boards are the foundation of democratic, community-based planning in New York City. They are the first rung of city government, and a critical venue for public participation, consensus building and positive local change.
Taking its title from Brad Kahlhamer’s (US, 1956) immersive 8 meter wide installation that consists of hundreds of overlapping images that melt together cultural identity, visual artistry and social critique, the works by all artists in this exhibition have derived from that same vantage point. In Kahlhamer’s case, by combining documents, drawings and posters he depicts the history and structure of Native American communities within the US as an alternative to history as we know it.