The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!

Solo Exhibition

»Motherland«

Danila Tkachenko

At the turn of the year Kehrer Galerie exhibits the Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) for the second time.

For his award-winning series »Restricted Areas« (2013–2015), Tkachenko travelled the different states of the former Soviet Union in two consecutive winters, looking for abandoned and derelict industrial structures that once represented industrial progress of this country.

His new series »Motherland« (2016–2017) also deals with the history of the Soviet Union. During the collectivization between 1928 and 1937, the majority of the farmers were forced to give up their farms in order to be integrated into socialist collective farms. Their villages were left behind and fell to ruins. Up until today there is a constant dwindling of rural villages in Russia. More than 23,000 villages have disappeared from the maps over the last 20 years, while 76 % of the Russian population is gathered in big cities.

»Motherland« shows fire images from these abandoned Russian villages. For the series Tkachenko literally burns the symbols of the departing era, liberating the space for a brighter future. Today, there are more than 150,000 abandoned villages in Russia, their people were resettled to the big cities with the promise of a rosy future that has failed to come true. They live on the ruins of failed utopias, watching only their bright images. Following the example of the avant-garde artists of the early 20th century Tkachenko necessarily erases everything that is static, traditional, and obstructing the new way of thinking, in order to create the basis for a new utopia.

Winter break: Kindly note that the gallery will be closed between December 23, 2017 and January 9, 2018.

Nov 25, 2017 — Feb 3 extended until Feb 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 24, 7 – 9 pm
Book Talk #7: Friday, Dec 15, 7 – 9 pm
with Jessica Backhaus, Gerda Schütte & Semjon H. N. Semjon, Ashkan Sahihi & Hanno Steckel

Potsdamer Straße 100, 10785 Berlin
[Tiergarten | Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sat 12 – 7 pm, and by appointment
Winter break: Dec 23, 2017 — Jan 9, 2018

Admission free

Public Transport:
U1 Kurfürstenstr., U2 Bülowstr., Bus M48/M85 Lützowstr./Potsdamer Str., Bus M29 Potsdamer Brücke
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