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Alevtina Kakhidze, Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories – art from Ukraine, museum De Fundatie, Zwolle

Alevtina Kakhidze participe à l’exposition  Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories – art from Ukrainen au museum De Fundatie, à Zwolle (nord desPays Bas). 14 octobre – 8 janvier 2024.

Alevtina Kakhidze, Orange Hat, Sosisky Masisky and German Trunk
Film, drawing object
After the whole-scale invasion of Russia to Ukraine 2 000 000 kids were forced be outside of Ukraine. Alevtina Kakhidze reviews materials of the time she did work as a drawing teacher in Kyiv’s school before that time, in 2019. On her lessons she raised questions about weapon, war, democracy, ecology and resources with here 9 years pupils. In the film she imagines ongoing conversation with the same kids counting their recent experiences of the war.

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: Art from Ukraine is the first survey of contemporary art from Ukraine in the Netherlands. Complemented by key pieces from the country’s historical avant-garde, this exhibition tells the story of Ukraine’s cultural identity, against the backdrop of the country’s tension between freedom and oppression, in paintings, drawings, videos, installations, performances, sculpture, sound work, photography and textiles.

As of June 19th 2023, UNESCO counted a number of 260 cultural Ukrainian sites that have been destroyed or damaged since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Together with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden (SKD), Germany, Museum de Fundatie has therefore set itself the following goal with Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: to contribute to the protection of the artistic heritage of Ukraine and to ensure that contemporary artists from Ukraine, many of whom have had to flee their country, can continue their work.

Taking four themes as a point of departure,the exhibition unveils the strong intertwinement of Ukrainian diverse history, its permanent social and political turbulence with Ukrainian artists’ work. Practices of Resistance, Cultures of Memory, Spaces of Freedom and Thoughts about the Future, each reflect on the dynamic between the claim for freedom and the mechanisms of repression through art.

Featuring works by:

Sergey Anufriev, Yevgenia Belorusets, Andrij Bojarov, Sergey Bratkov, Katya Buchatska, Igor Chatskin, Davyd Chychkan, Danylo Halkin, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Nikolay Karabinovych, Rhoman Khimei & Yarema Malashchuk, Lesia Khomenko, Maria Kulikovska, Sasha Kurmaz, Yuri Leiderman, Larion Lozovyi, Kateryna Lysovenko, Pavlo Makov, Lada Nakonechna, Open Group (Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach, Anton Varga), ‚Pertsy‘ (Oleg Petrenko, Ludmila Skripkina), Larisa Rezun-Zvezdochetova, Vlada Ralko, Masha Reva, Mykola Ridnyi, Andriy Sahaidakovskyi, Kateryna Snizhko, Oleg Sokolov, Leonid Voitsekhov, Stanislav Volyazlovskyi, Halyna Zhehulska, Anna Zvyagintseva

Historical positions:

Oleksandr Archypenko, Oleksandr Bohomazov, Kateryna Bilokur, Alla Horska, Leonila Hrytsenko, Boris Mikhailov, Viktor Palmov, Sergei Parajanov, Oksana Pavlenko, Maria Prymachenko, Maria Siniakova, Hanna Sobachko-Shostak, Fedir Tetianych, Tetyana Yablonska, Ludmyla Yastreb, Vasyl Yermilov