oleg kulik

Out-of-control performance artist Oleg Kulik has been censored in France
One of his shtiks was a two-week show at a New York gallery ("I Bite America") in which he, naked, pretended to be a dog, on all fours, growling and biting at visitors. Photos of that show were on display in Paris, and since one was of Kulik simulating sex with a real dog, all the photos were yanked. (Among his previous stunts: hanging from the ceiling while covered in mirrors, as the "human mirror ball," which of course, as anyone knows, was a "critique of the worlds of art, entertainment, and mass culture and their crucifixion of the artist." Of course.) The Times (London)
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Dec 22, 2008

And yet when I get caught biting people, no one recognizes that as a criticism of North American culture. They just assume I've missed taking my medication.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/22/08 at 08:17 AM
I know that art is in the eye of the beholder, but come on. How does this have any artistic merit whatsoever?
I picture the "artists" laughing hysterically on the inside while the sheep hand over the money.
Posted by AGFH on 12/22/08 at 09:16 AM
I'm starting to think that the guy may be more of a bestiality enthusiast and less of an artist.
Posted by AGFH on 12/22/08 at 10:09 AM
I consider myself a dedicated performance artist. I have come to an office and fiddle around with a computer every day for the last 4 years and leave every Friday with a check. It's a critique of how society expects people to have relevent skills and perform duties in exchange for monetary compensation. Should I put a sign in front of my window and charge admission?
Posted by Matt in Florida on 12/22/08 at 10:32 AM
“Christ also was censored for having said ‘love thy neighbour as you love yourself’,” said Kulik, 47, in an interview. “They took his life away. In my case, they took only my photos.”
Great Comparison! WWJD? (take photo's humping Dogs?) I don't think so. But, Great Comparison!!
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 12/22/08 at 10:52 AM
Big Gary, you have ruined my day. Why, oh why, did I click that link?? Ewwwww!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 12/22/08 at 11:21 AM
Rick, let's just put him down. He's obviously lost it and has become a danger to others.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/22/08 at 12:05 PM
Mark - "You see, it's a social critique, a piece about the Mexican government, and how they treat the common citizen. $50.00 extra and I'll swallow."
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/22/08 at 01:13 PM
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