Venuses in Furs

14.02 – 15.03.2019
I must tell you, my kitty, that every day I more and more fall under the spell of a new fur coat that was given to me as a gift and that lets me experience a blissful state even in a 15-degree cold, which, in all fairness, cannot be called vulgar bliss…

—Fyodor Tyutchev, (In a letter to his wife, 1853)

Venus has always been the favourite goddess of earthlings. Her birth, the key event in the history of Roman mythology, not only gave us venereal diseases and a tedious sadomasochistic novella, but a planet of the Solar System as well. Her very birth is a separate thriller and action movie, the portrayal of which has haunted many a generation of artists. In this age of consumerism, feminism, digital promiscuity, identity crisis and sexual harassment, what is this modern Venus like? To each their own. But our Venuses are the best! We have wrapped them up in fur coats so they wouldn't catch a cold. Buy our Venuses!
The Elikuka group was founded in 2007 by Oleg Eliseev (b. 1985) and Evgeny Kukoverov (b. 1984). In their works the artists break the traditional rules of exhibiting the artworks, they explore different forms of folly and insolence in the art world. Elikuka became known for their kinetic and interactive installations: World Order Simulators, Propaganda of Photography, Rough Route. The group worked in collaboration with artists: Georgy Litichevsky, Valery Chtak, the Gelatin group (Austria) and many others. Artists live and work in Moscow.