Contemporary art, Photography

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, both born in 1964, are a collaborative artist team who work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art. They specialize in fictitious histories set in both the past and future. The artists have participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. Portfolios of their work have appeared in fine art and photography magazines worldwide. They have lectured extensively at many institutions including Brown University, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Princeton University, and San Francisco Art Institute. The artists have also published three books with Aperture Press: Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and The Apollo Prophecies. In 2002, Scotlandfuturebog was named both the best photography book of the year by the New York Book Show, and the quirkiest photo book of the year in the Village Voice’s annual top ten list.[2] The text was written by the American author Ben Marcus.

Kahn & Selesnick website