24 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Curated by Coline Milliard
Artists: Adam Helms, Matthew Day Jackson, Brad Kahlhamer, Indre Šerpytyte, Lucy Skaer, Nick van Woert
Community Board is 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) Community Board (2002-2004), an immersive eight-meter-wide installation that consists of hundreds of overlapping images that melt together cultural identity, visual artistry and social critique, all works in this exhibition derive from the same vantage point. By combining documents, drawings and posters, Kahlhamer depicts the history and structure of Native American communities within the US and presents an alternative to history as we know it.