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Kahn + Selesnick at Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City

by Suzanne on May 9th, 2011


Cave (Chloë, Arsia Silva) by Kahn + Selesnick - click to enlarge

Intergalactic art duo Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick (previously featured here and here) have a new exhibition entirely devoted to their new Mars Adrift on the Hourglass Sea - Desolation and the Sublime on a Distant Planet series opening at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City at the end of next week.

Expect a mix between Dune and La planète sauvage and get that tin foil jumpsuit dry-cleaned!

The artists have started a Tumblr that keeps you up-to-date with news on the Hourglass project. Tumblr Central is currently experiencing difficulties with its servers, so maybe check back later.


Constellation Matrix (Lucus Feronia) by Kahn + Selesnick - click to enlarge

On show: May 21 - Jul 9, 2011

Address: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA. 90034, USA, tel: (310) 559-0800, email: info@kopeikingallery.com | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 5 PM

Artists' website


Kahn & Selesnick at Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

by Suzanne on January 14th, 2011


Adrift on the Hourglass Sea (detail) by Kahn & Selesnick, 2010 - click to enlarge

Those who have been faithful servants to the WurzelEmpire® since the early days of 2004 will remember that both the website and forum featured a header based on Kahn & Selesnick's absolutely mind-boggling, retro-futuristic Apollo Prophecies series back then.

Needless to say that I've been following what the pair have been up to since then and I'm glad to report that they are currently part of a very fascinating and eclectic group show entitled Saturnalia that's currently underway at Irvine Contemporary in Washington; also featuring the work of the fantastic Melissa Ichiuji - just in case you're not familiar with her yet.

Details below.


Abandoned Oxygen Field (detail) by Kahn & Selesnick, 2010 - click to enlarge

On show: Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2011

Featured artists: Teo González, Melissa Ichiuji, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Akemi Maegawa, Alexa Meade, Susana Raab, and Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick.

Address: Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA, tel: 202-332-8767 | Map

Hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM (and by appointment)

Press release

Artists' website

"Peat, Salt & Moondust - Panoramic Fictions" by Kahn & Selesnick in Brussels

by Suzanne on February 21st, 2008


4 works from the Apollo Prophecies series by Kahn & Selesnick, 2004

Wurzeltod™ favourites Richard Selesnick & Nicholas Kahn invite you to see their narrative multidimensional works at the Peat, Salt & Moondust show due to open at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels/BE.

From the Aeroplastics' exhibition text:

The Englishmen Kahn and Selesnick - both born in 1964 - have been collaborating since 1988: First creating installations combining painted portraits on plaster panels and bread, honey, and wax sculptures displayed in wooden ritual architecture.

Tired of working locked up in a studio, they returned to photography on location, experimenting with 360-degree panoramic photographs set in the English countryside, and eventually integrating costumes and sets in vast productions rife with curious anachronisms.

Opening preview: Tonight, February 21, 2008

Exhibition runs: February 22 - March 29, 2008

Address: Aeroplastics Contemporary, Jerome Jacobs, 32 rue Blanche, 1060 Brussels, Belgium, tel: (32) 2 537 22 02

Opening hours: Wed-Sat 2-6 PM (or by appointment)