Resident artists Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative team who work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories set in the past or future. The duo plan to use their time in the Barn to commence work on a mural photograph (8ft x 24ft) that will be the centerpiece of their show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Summer 2020. The imagery will be loosely based on James Ensor’s “Christ’s Entry into Brussels” from 1889. Over the course of the residency and subsequent weeks, they plan to go into the dunes to photograph a crowd of carnivalesque characters flooding over the sands toward Provincetown. At their Open Studio, Kahn and Selesnick will present and discuss photographs, costumes, and source materials that will be on display in the Hawthorne Barn.
This event made possible with support from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
Kahn & Selesnick have participated in exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, they have published 3 books with Aperture Press, Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and Apollo Prophecies. Their latest book 100 Views of the Drowning World was released in 2017 by Candela Books.