Soviet Relics of "Restricted Areas" by Danila Tkachenko

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Contemporary Russian artist and documentary photographer Danila Tkachenko brings a new landscape of the former Soviet Union through his photographs of unfinished and restricted areas, all once deemed significant by the Union.

The places in Tkachenko’s “Restricted Areas”, along with its utopian ideology and endeavors, have become obselete by the end of the 20th century.

The multiple award-winning photographic series Restricted Areas by Tkachenko can be currently viewed at the Fotogalerie Friedrichshain in Berlin.

Sarcophagus over a scientific shaft which is 4 km deep. 2013 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery
Airplane – amphibia with vertical take-off VVA14. 2013 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery; The world’s largest diesel submarine. 2013 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery
Water contamination test at the lake around the closed city Ozersk (former Chelyabinsk-40). 2013 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery
The Buzludzha monument of The Bulgarian Communist Party. 2015 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery
Tropospheric antenna in the north of Russia – the type of connection which has become obsolete. 2014 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery
Deserted observatory. 2015 Danila Tkachenko © Courtesy of the artist and Kehrer Gallery

The exhibition will run through Oct. 29.


All images used are with permission from the gallery.

written by lomographymagazine on 2016-09-20 #news #places #travel #soviet-russia #danila-tkachenko

2 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    more exotic than North Korea

  2. schwarzesauge
    schwarzesauge ·

    Looks like an illustration of the novel Ljod. Ice by Vladimir Sorokin to me...

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