KURCHATOV – Architekturen im Atombombentestgebiet


Exhibition:March 22 to May 8 2014
Location: Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 11-18.30 hr, Sat-Sun 13-17 hr

In October 2012 the photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg had the opportunity to photograph the former USSR atomic bomb test site near the city of Kurchatov. Here, near the border w ith Siberia, lie the remnants of urban life – houses, streets and bridges – which stood on the nuclear test site between 1947/48 and were used to analyse the destructive strength of atomic bombs. The images are silent witnesses to this destroyed topography that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Additional archive images, which Schulz-Dornburg and her assistant Aljoscha Puschkin were able to photograph in the museum in Kurchatov and in the Eco Museum in Karaganda, form the accompanying documentation presented in a newspaper format.