"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

Уяви Україну – Маленькі та великі історії / Imagine Ukraine – Small and Big Stories

© Alevtina Kakhidze. Photo: Pat Verbruggen
All Times News / Новини всіх часів, 2015
Installation , variable dimensions
mixed media

During the ten days of the 6th Moscow biennial (2015),  which took place at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) Central Pavilion, Alevtina Kakhidze hosted her  TV show All Times News. The artist daily broadcasted three programs. At noon, Kakhidze hosted the Future News — an optimistic vision of the coming times. In the afternoon, there was the Present News, focusing on events happening at that moment in VDNKh. The Past News in the evening was based on a text about Strawberry Andreevna, who lived in Zhdanivka, a small town to the northeast of Donetsk. The story of Strawberry Andreevna was based on the life of the artist’s mother, who stayed in Eastern Ukraine, a territory that had seen some of the heaviest fighting during Ukraine’s 2014 war with Russia. She died in 2019, presumably of a heart attack, when trying to reach Kiev-controlled territory in order to ‘check in’ and receive her pension.