Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Alevtina Kakhidze began creating a cartoon diary. With the influx of horrific information about bombings and casualties that are hard to ignore, she documents in it the monstrosity of war in its everyday aspects. The issue of oil and gas and energy blackmail features in many of the drawings. The artist refers to her own experiences and explores the question of Russian imperialism. At the Museum of Modern Art, as part of the Solidarity House of Culture's 'Sunflower' programme, she hosted an Honest Conversation about Russia, the topic of which was violence.
Alevtina Kakhidze is a Ukrainian artist. She was born in 1973 in Zhdanivka, Donetsk region, USSR. She currently lives in Musycha, about 26 km from Kyiv. She studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv (1999-2004) and the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2004-2006).
Rok powstania: od 24 lutego 2022, from 24 February 2022, від 24 лютого 2022
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