Kahn & Selesnick will be reinterpreting "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."
Installation shot from an exhibition at Paul Kopeikin Gallery, 2009
Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick have been collaborating for over twenty years on panoramic photographs, sculpture, video, painting, documentation and writing that blur the line between history and fiction in often unsettling ways. The worlds they sometimes inhabit include 1945 Siberia; 1936 Devon, England; Scotland sometime in the future after an apocalypse; and the Near East in a time between the wars and now. During the filming of “The Apollo Prophecies,” one of the artists had a very vivid dream that he was on the moon driving the lunar rover but was running out of oxygen quickly and had to return. He still maintains the rocks he returned with are from the moon.
Kahn and Selesnick were both born in 1964 and studied at Washington University in St. Louis where they set up their first collaborative photograph involving small model stone circles and a wayward wild rabbit named Rupert.
Some collections that own their work include L.A.C.M.A., The Brooklyn Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and The National Portrait Gallery. They are currently represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, and Worlds End Gallery in London. Kahn and Selesnick have 3 monographs out from Aperture Press, Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and The Apollo Prophecies. A fourth is in the works.