Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy's solo exhibition "Tailings Dam" as part of PAC UA programme

February 27 - June 27, 2021


The PinchukArtCentre presents "Tailings Dam", a solo exhibition by Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy as a part of PAC UA. It is PinchukArtCentre's programme aimed at commissioning new works by Ukrainian artists by investing in creation and providing curatorial and institutional support.
The new work by Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy takes the shape of a Museum of Human Civilisation which is established in the future after humans go extinct. The Museum is dedicated to the future archaeology of a tailings dam in Kryvy Rih. A tailings dam is a system of special facilities for storing radioactive, toxic and other non-recyclable waste from mineral processing. The work touches upon the issue of man's responsibility for natural resources and chimeric forms that the imprint of human activity on Earth may acquire.
This section of the Museum of Human Civilization adds an important element in the search for causes of the existence and extinction of human civilization. It is assumed that Humans extracted minerals and metals from the earth, and after a process of enrichment, dumped untreated and uncovered waste onto the soil. In doing so, human civilization permanently changed the landscape of the world. This was presumably a reason for their demise.
PAC UA presents new production of leading Ukrainian artists, aiming to research ongoing artistic processes within the country and support strong and long-term collaboration between the PinchukArtCentre and the artists. Since its launch in 2011, the exhibitions by Sergey Bratkov, Iliya Chichkan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Sasha Kurmaz, Lada Nakonechnа, Oleksandr Roytburd, Vasyl Tsagolov, Arsen Savadov, Ivan Svitlychnyi were showcased at the PAC-UA.
Curator: Björn Geldhof, artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre.


Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy are Kharkiv artists born in 1993 and 1990 respectively. Live and work in Kharkiv. Use such media as video, photography and installation. Graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art. In 2010, they created a VKontakte public community called "Memory" which they used to jointly explore the subject of collective memory in the post-Soviet space. Their joint work began in 2012. Took part in many projects and exhibitions, including "The war of inscriptions", OFF/FORMAT, Brno, Czech Republic (2019), "Soot", EFTI, Madrid, Spain (2019), the Second National Biennale of Young Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine (2019), exhibition of the nominees of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018. Holders of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020 public choice prize.

Finialwith the image of god Papaios

354 BC


Diary of the Deputy Head of the Kryvorizhstal, mining and steel plant

The author's data are unknown
Service record 1929, Izvestia newspaper 1937, paper 1934, 1936


Video «Clanking, dispute, hammering and gurgling»

10 min.

Model of a station for production of drinking water



At the exhibition you can use audio guide Explainit which provides you with a unique opportunity for an individualized visit to the exhibition and get to know the stories behind the works.

The exhibition will be open from February 27 to June 27, 2021. Admission is free.

Photos are open for usage by mass media.When using photos, please, note copyright information:Photographs provided by the PinchukArtCentre © 2021. Photographed by Maksym Bilousov.