The photographs of the series Kopiec Bonawentura takes its origin from a quote by french author Alfred Jarry from its play Ubu Roi (1896): «Set in Poland, that is to say nowhere.» The photographer Lucas Olivet builds a multiple and transnational answer.

Oleg Kulik

The Mad Dog, or Last Taboo Guarded by Alone Cerberus
Oleg Kulik, “the Dog Man”, one of the most famous artists in Russia, has achieved his dream of a “book without text”. His critique of the baseness of civilization and his disappointment in the failure of contemporary art to reach its potential led the artist to radically reject the 1990s’ vocabulary of culture and of Logocentrism. 
In the language of great Russian literature, Kulik’s message – a mooing and desperate wailing – would echo Leo Tolstoy’s “I cannot keep silence anymore!” Yet Kulik is deadly serious; he appeals to “everything that lives and breathes, not via words, not via aesthetics; only the moral law inside you and the necessary decision to act are required in order to hear the suppressed voice of nature, also in yourself …”
(Oleg Kulik)

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"Oleg Kulik"

ISBN 978-3-86678-769-8

21,50 x 27,00 cm

368 Pages

699 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: English

Oleg Kulik, Yuri Surkov

graphic design
Yuri Surkov