Kahn & Selesnic

Cape Cod Arts - PAAM - Kahn and Selesnick

Kahn & Selesnic

The exhibition Kahn & Selesnic opens on Friday, September 18 and runs through November 15, 2020 at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Here is a statement from the museum.

Cape Cod Arts - PAAM - Kahn and Selesnick scarecrow
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are a collaborative artist team who have been working together since meeting at Washington University in St. Louis in the early 1980s. Initially, this involved assisting each other in their own separate but similar projects before they officially teamed up under the Kahn & Selesnick moniker in 1988. Like many other collaborative artist teams and collectives, their practice revolves around world-building and narrative, and spans forays into many different media. After starting off working primarily in photography and printmaking while at art school, they expanded into painting, sculpture, and text after moving to Cape Cod in 1988 to start their collaboration in earnest. These early works included installation elements such as portraits painted on plaster panels; heads made of bread, honey, and wax; ritual raviolis made of terra cotta; and a beehive that played absurdist agricultural folk songs from a blackened antler. This phase of their career culminated in the building of a wooden chapel to contain these absurdist/devotional objects entitled “The Rood-loft of the Drunken Beekeeper”.

The museum is open by appointment only.

Offering five 1-hour long time-slots,
Wed-Sun from 11am-5pm.
Reserve at www.paam.org/tickets


Cape Cod Arts - PAAM - Kahn and Selesnick

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