Endless Shine of Human Violence

17.11.2023 — 13.1.2024


17 November at 18.00


4 January at 18.00 lecture on the new Ukrainian art created during the war by Tanja Muravskaja. The event is in Estonian

13 January at 15.00 exhibition tour by Šelda Puķīte. The event is in English and for free

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. 

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

Press and Publications

.Echo Gone Wrong, review by Alina Oprelianska, 31.1.2024
.Sirp, review by Alina Oprelianska, 11.1.2024
.Echo Gone Wrong, photo reportage, 24.11.2023
.ETV, TV + online culture news, news, 17.11.2023
.Postimees, news, 14.11.2023

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