Deitch Projects is pleased to present “I Bite America and America Bites Me,” the first American exhibition of Russian performance artist Oleg Kulik. Kulik will arrive in New York not as a man but as a dog. He will spend his two weeks in the city as a dog, living in a heavily secured doghouse in the gallery. Visitors will be invited to put on protective suits and enter the structure to interact with the dog. Viewers of Kulik’s previous performances in Europe have been stunned by the degree of his transformation from man to dog.
Over the past two years, Kulik has become both celebrated and notorious for his public performances in Zurich, Stockholm, Rotterdam, and other European cities. In Rotterdam, Kulik spent the duration of last summer’s Manifesta exhibition as “Pavlov’s dog,” the subject of behavioral experiments. Naked and chained, he was taken on walks through the city. In his performance at Deitch Projects, Kulik responds to Joseph Beuys’s famous 1974 work I Like America and America Likes Me, in which he spent five days living with a coyote in Rene Block’s New York gallery. In his work, Kulik reverses the roles of man and animal. Oleg Kulik’s collaborator in this work is Mila Bredikhina. BEWARE OF DOG!
—from the press release
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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