This evolving project, which began in February 2022, comprises several series of artworks in different media. Alina’s videos are filmed at flashpoints across Ukraine and explore both bloody historical events and current military developments. Her large-scale sculptures use artifacts from battle sites as memory capsules, offering evidence to future generations and shedding light on pressing issues. In her Bioinstallation series, she contends with visions of mutilated human bodies by creating prostheses from materials similar to those used for building robots.
The name of the project references the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and is given with the aim of reversing the idea of forgetting trauma. The project’s mission is to record historical facts through artistic images and create multi-layered works that generate understanding of the real consequences of limitless human cruelty.
Alina is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Women in Arts prize for her impact on gender equality, awarded by United Nations Women and the Ukrainian Institute in 2021. She is also a two-time winner of the PinchukArtPrize for her works Super A in 2015 and Ask a Mom in 2018.
The exhibition Endless Shine of Human Violence will open on Friday, on 17 November at 18.00 at Kogo Gallery in Tartu, Estonia. Those coming from Tallinn, can come to Tartu and get back home with a free art bus. There is a chance to visit the exhibitions at Tartu Art Museum and participate in the exhibition openings at Tartu Art House and Kogo Gallery. More info and registration.
The exhibition is funded by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the City of Tartu and the Estonian Ministry of Culture.
Special thanks to Tartu Art Museum.
Exhibition team: Alina Kleytman, Valeriya Plehotko, Stella Mõttus, Šelda Puķīte, Liina Raus, Karin Kahre, Kristlyn Liier, Siim Asmer, Aleksandra Samulenkova, Evelin Lumi, Marje Eelma, Refiner Translations.