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a deeper perspective on «Restricted Areas», complementing it with archival material and additional data, cultural and historical references to the objects in the series.
Artist talk with photographers and Ralf Herzig – Mitgründer co-founder of the FOTOGALERIE Friedrichshain
Anniversary celebration Friday, 28 August 2015, 7 pm
Dialog with photographers and music program
Anniversary exhibition with works by
Helga Paris | Sibylle Bergemann | Roger Melis | Ute Mahler | Tina Modotti | Harald Hauswald |
Exhibition 31 July – 11 September 2015
Conception of the exhibition: Felix Hawran – Leader of the FOTOGALERIE Friedrichshain
In August 2015, FOTOGALERIE Friedrichshain celebrated its 30thanniversary with a retroperspective. Along with various photographers that shaped the gallery throughout the years, founder Ralf Herzig officially returned to the gallery for the first time since 1985.