2016 Danila Tkachenko
Danila Tkachenko ∇ Restricted Areas
Solo show by Danila Tkachenko
Part of European Month of Photography Berlin 2016
September 15 – October 29, 2016
Vernissage: October 6, 2016, 19.00
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin
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a deeper perspective on «Restricted Areas», complementing it with archival material and additional data, cultural and historical references to the objects in the series.