Overview participating exhibitions

ExtraOrdinary
2013

ExtraOrdinary

Kahn & Selesnick

Truppe Fledermaus

Truppe Fledermaus is indebted to the literary tendency of the carnivalesque in which sociopolitical discourse through satire and humor is permissible. The mode is based on the medieval carnival in which those deprived of power enact the role of those with power to challenge authority and the status quo. The troupe is “preaching to the choir” by performing only for the animals, because those ultimately in power (scientists and government officials) are not listening. 

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Kahn & Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnick

The seed for THE APOLLO PROPHECIES was planted during a period at Toni Morrison’s Atelier Program at Princeton University. It resulted, years later, in a uninterrupted panoramic black and white photo half a metre high and thirty metres long. On it we see astronauts from the 1960s, who once on the moon discover an expedition from the early 20th century which was supposed to have been lost. Kahn and Selesnick made use of miniatures and real actors, who come together in a story with different episodes, composed with a narrative technique reminiscent of religious frescos.

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Biography

Nicholas Kahn (United States, 1964) and Richard Selesnick (Great Britain, 1964), both British citizens, have been working together since they met each other in the early 1980s while studying at the Art School of Washington University, in St. Louis. They combine photography and installations, and specialize in fictional stories which are situated in a distant past or distant future. Their work is included in a number of museum collections. Kahn and Selesnick have published three books: Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt and The Apollo Prophecies. 

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00