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Oleg Kulik

Cosmonaut (from the Museum installation), 2003

Wax, mixed media
51 1/5 × 27 3/5 × 30 7/10 in
130 × 70 × 78 cm
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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow
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Collection: Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin

Collection: Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin

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Sculpture
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Photography: Ilya Ivanov © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Oleg Kulik
Russian, b. 1961
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Among the leading artists of post-Soviet Russia, Oleg Kulik has been producing edgy performances, sculptures, installations, and photographs since the mid-1990s. Through his art, he comments on Russia and the West, politics and power, and humankind’s place in and relationship to nature. Kulik began his career as a sculptor and curator at Moscow’s Regina Gallery, where he presented unconventional exhibitions. Describing his trajectory, he has said, “When I came to Moscow, I made glass sculptures—transparent figurative things—and nobody liked them. . . . Then I became a performer, created a huge scandal with my man-dog antics, got a show at Deitch Projects, and after that I felt the freedom to go on as an artist.” In some of Kulik’s most controversial performances, he transformed himself into a dog to reveal deeply troubling truths about human nature.

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About the work
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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow
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Collection: Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin

Collection: Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
Photography: Ilya Ivanov © Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Oleg Kulik
Russian, b. 1961
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Among the leading artists of post-Soviet Russia, Oleg Kulik has been producing edgy performances, sculptures, installations, and photographs since the mid-1990s. Through his art, he comments on Russia and the West, politics and power, and humankind’s place in and relationship to nature. Kulik began his career as a sculptor and curator at Moscow’s Regina Gallery, where he presented unconventional exhibitions. Describing his trajectory, he has said, “When I came to Moscow, I made glass sculptures—transparent figurative things—and nobody liked them. . . . Then I became a performer, created a huge scandal with my man-dog antics, got a show at Deitch Projects, and after that I felt the freedom to go on as an artist.” In some of Kulik’s most controversial performances, he transformed himself into a dog to reveal deeply troubling truths about human nature.

Oleg Kulik

Cosmonaut (from the Museum installation), 2003

Wax, mixed media
51 1/5 × 27 3/5 × 30 7/10 in
130 × 70 × 78 cm
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