Endless Shine of Human Violence

17.11.2023 — 13.1.2024


17 November at 18.00

Since February 2022, Alina Kleytman has documented the ongoing crimes against humanity in the Russian war against Ukraine through the project Endless Shine of Human Violence

This evolving project 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.

Endless Shine of Human Violence is the last exhibition in our this year’s programme Queer It Up.



The exhibition is funded by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the City of Tartu, Estonian Ministry of Culture

Special thanks to Tartu Art Museum and Tartu Art House



Alina Kleytman, Valeriya Plehotko, Stella Mõttus, Šelda Puķīte, Liina Raus, Karin Kahre, Kristlyn Liier, Siim Asmer, Aleksandra Samulenkova, Evelin Lumi, Marje Eelma, Refiner Translations

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