SHIFT BOOKS 2023
Ukrainian-German magazine Solomiya: On resistance through the means of art.
In addition to photography, film, contemporary art, literature, and, most importantly, the everyday life of young people in Ukraine, the magazine attempts to convey the complex reality of life under the permanent gaze of Russian aggression through the works of talented and already well-known Ukrainian artists.
On 132 pages, the new issue pays special attention to the stories of people from the now-occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, and Crimea, who have already been confronted with the war since 2014. The cover of the new issue was designed exclusively for Soлomiya by renowned artist Alevtina Kakhidze. It shows a woman surrounded by missiles and drones, raising her hand. “Our hands became more skilful during the war,” says Kakhidze, who has already created hundreds of drawings during the war and drew a tardigrade on the back cover of the magazine — the only creature to survive the Chernobyl nuclear accident.