Oleg Kulik

                             The New Sermon

                                              Danilov Market, Moscow.

September 15, 1994

Kulik, disguised as a mutant Jesus Christ (with hoofs instead of hands), walked through the market aisles, climbed the platform where meat carcasses are butchered and mooed there desperately for a long time. This «new gospel» on the blatant imperfection of the universe was addressed to all creatures, even to slaughtered piglets, rather than to an exclusive audience of human beings. Meanwhile the market activity continued. The artist could not make himself be driven away from the «temple» of traders and publicans. On the contrary, the consumerist space of the market easily transformed Kulik's protest into a sort of commodity a dvertising.