Billionaire Roman Abramovich's girlfriend Dasha Zhukova and renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas have unveiled the concept of the new Garage Center for Contemporary Culture set to open at Moscow’s Central Gorky Park next year.
Garage will occupy the building of a once popular restaurant constructed in Soviet times, in the 1960s’.
Art aficionado Zhukova has promised that the venue will “determine Russia’s new identity.”
“It’s a very modern identity because we take our past as its basis to construct the future,” Zhukova explained, adding that with its relocation to one of Europe’s largest parks, her art center will be thoroughly thought out.
“There will be an opportunity to expose works that have never been put on public display in Russia,” Zhukova pointed out.
The new Garage is set to focus on Russian art, but will also feature artists from across the world.
In the four years it since it first opened two million art lovers visited Zhukova’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, exposing works by cutting-edge Russian and international artists, including Mark Rothko, Anthony Gormley, Marina Abramovic and David Lynch. The art venue, formerly located in a disused bus garage, closed down in December 2011.