Danila Tkachenko ∇ Restricted Areas
The series «Restricted Areas» was realized by Danila Tkachenko in 2013-2015. It shows the human impulse towards utopia, the endeavour for perfection through technological progress. For «Restricted Areas», Danila Tkachenko travelled thousands of kilometers in search of places which used to be of great importance for the idea of technological progress in the former Soviet Union. These places have lost their significance, along with the utopian ideology they emerged from and which has become obsolete in the end of the last century. Tkachenko’s photographs bear witness of what remains after the progress has come to a halt.
30 years after Tschernobyl, the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain and Danila Tkachenko combine efforts to reconsider their common socialist heritage.
The exhibition at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain will present a deeper perspective on «Restricted Areas», complementing it with archival material and additional data, cultural and historical references to the objects in the series.
Ann-Christine Jansson – Umbrüche 1980-1995
Exhibition: 30 November 2018 – 26 Januar 2019
Opening: 29 November 2018, 7pm
Adopting an outsider’s perspective, the Berlin based Swedish photographer Ann-Christine Jansson provides aunique account of East German and West German history.