Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Alevtina Kakhidze (born in 1973), Ukrainian artist, art critic, curator, lives and works in Muzychi.
Alevtina Kakhidze has founded the informal artists residency program in her new place of residence in the village of Muzychi approximately 20 km from Kyiv. In works as the Marriage Contract as well as in her publication Zhdanovka, Kakhidze succeeds in addressing those topics of urgency in the Ukrainian society, such as the new divide of wealth as much as the rural periphery. Alevtina Kakhidze has attended the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands and exhibits in Ukraine, as well as internationally.
Lecture: The evolution of consumer desire developed at about ten times its usual speed
16.12. 2010 / Saba & Co., Bang & Olufsen showroom
The lecture dealt with self-reflection on consumer desire, the true pleasure and happiness. As a Ukrainian having lived in the flamboyant West in early 2000, and now as a passive participant of a enrichment of some part of Ukrainian society, including her own family, Alevtina Kakhidze draws a picture of the evolution of consumptionism: from the coveting of goods, the desire for exotic places and extreme experiences (flying the private plane, deep-sea diving) to the logic of places of exchange like stores and auction houses.