Artists Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.
Eisbergfreistadt is an exhibition of photographs, paintings and objects that chronicle the developments of an imaginary utopian state during a period of economic and ecologic disaster. In their signature style, Kahn and Selesnick tell their story by blending together fact and fiction.
Their elaborately staged photographs are filled with dream-like stories, but the combination of these images with invented cultural artifacts (like the printed invitations to the "Eisberg Ball" in 1923), provide the show with a grounded sense of history.
The show ultimately explores the relationship between the economy and the environment in a period of hyperinflation and global warming.
Through 3 July 2008
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011 map
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