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Theater & art


An exhibit gone batty, full of magic and oddity

Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, photographers, storytellers, and sculptors, make substantive, sprawling narratives leavened with magic and oddity.

Kahn and Selesnick’s latest project, “Truppe Fledermaus,” now up at Carroll and Sons, revolves around a troupe of traveling entertainers coping with present-day environmental disasters in an era that aesthetically recalls Germany at the end of the Weimar Republic and into the Third Reich. It’s an installation of extraordinary ambition and detail, featuring more than 60 staged photographs, a wall jammed with posters and costume designs, and an array of gothic, fey, and imposing sculptures.

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