My Beautiful. Wife?
Series of over 60 watercolors and ink paintings. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2014.
Watercolors from the series «My Beautiful. Wife?» were drawn during two nights in the spring of 2014 just after a phone call by the artist's dad about the outbreak of the occupation of the Kerch city**. This phone call happened after return of Kulikovska to Kyiv from her same-sex marriage-as-performance in Sweden.
The paintings from the series «My Beautiful. Wife?» demonstrate the deformed, exhausted and injured body of a woman - so loud in the context of internal conflict, and so quiet in the context of patriarchy and war.
* * – War is here, it's started, do you understand? Tanks and unknown people are everywhere! We can not sleep – all the time heavy flights are in our sky. Yesterday your mama wanted to protect one guy, but they destroyed his passport, and took him with them somewhere, we don't know anything about him any more. They hit your mama, when she asked them who they are? – Who they are? – You know who they are... – Can I come? – No, they asked about you, you know they do not like people like you, now you are married to J-G...., it is not possible here. – What will happen to me if I will return? – You will disappear.