Something for Everyone, Olia Lialina, 2017

Every November Olia Lialina's husband creates an advent calendar for each family member by searching for images online, deciding which motive would make each of them happy and then uploading these images to a print on demand service.

By exhibiting the empty 2016 advent calendars in acryl-glass plinths, Lialina presents this cross section of her family's taste as artefacts of popular culture, pointing out the power of cultural industries and their transformanion through the niche markets. This fact is particularly notable in the ready availability of a plethora of images, which pervade our everyday life more than ever before in the history of mankind.
The title of the work is borrowed from Adorno's note "Something is provided for all so that none may escape."

Technique: Four readymade advent calendars in acryl-glass plinths
Dimensions: 115 x 35 x 28 cm (each)
Edition: Unique

More pictures of the installation during Lossless show, 2018 at

The following images are from the Asymmetrical Response show at Art Projects Ibiza, 2017