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Alevtina Kakhidze

*1973 in Zhdanivka, Ukraine, lives in Muzychi, Ukraine.

The Ukrainian artist with Georgian roots grew up in the Donbass region that is currently subject to political confrontations about Russia's empowerment. She studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv. Her performances, writings and drawings often deal with the post–soviet reality of her homecountry. Alevtina Kakhidze is a critical observer of the sociopolitical changes and was very active during the Majdan protests in 2013–2014.

The Home

In the four drawings of the series 'The Home', 2015, Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze sketches different scenarios that might occur to the common house in case of a separation. Next to the drawing there is always a text. The work can be read autobiographically.

If the relationship between two homeowners turns sour, they can sell the home and split the money. But what about the works of art made made specially for and inside the home? What about the sunlight painted on the wall? Everyone believed in that light - friends, neighbours, artists... What is with the terracotta paint covering up the accidental bullet hole and hiding the fact that guns had been fired? And not just those two works. Every corner of the home had become art, had become part of the homeowners lives. The home was a living being... What will the new homeowners do with it all? Will the home die? The home worries itself immensely.

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