The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow was launched by Dasha Zhukova* and the International Coordinator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.
Located in one of Russia ‘s architectural classified construction designed by
Konstanin Melnikov, the former Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the museum offers
various exhibitions at the same time and represents an open door to
international Contemporary Art. From panel series to lectures or workshops, one
can enjoy and appreciate modern creations and previous century’s masterpieces.
Now on, are three unmissable exhibitions if you happen to be in Moscow: The
Clock featuring works from Christian Marclay, Cuba in Revolution that explores
the visual legacy of the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and the Decode: Digital Design
Sensations which showcases the latest interactive and digital designs.
These concomitant art shows illustrate perfectly the reason to be of The Garage. It is about fostering exchanges of different views, past and present and encouraging the development of cultural events in Russia and elsewhere. Like a garage that hosts cars belonging to different owners, each visitor has it say, has the opportunity to contribute and to have an input. The rumour has it that the Garage Center will open a sister venue on New Holland Island soon, so let’s see.
Tomorrow The Garage Center will host a Dolce&Gabbana - Martini arty event, read more about it on Swide.com.
And check the website: www.dolcegabbana.com/dg/garazh
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*Dasha Zhukova is the founder of the Iris Foundation and the partner of Roman Abramovich. In addition to supporting The Garage, the IRIS Foundation allows Dasha to pursue and execute arts projects throughout the world, including an exhibition of Hector Zamora’s Sciame di dirigibili – Venezia, which was featured at the 2009 Venice Biennale. In November 2009, Zhukova chaired MOCA’s 30th Anniversary Gala, which included performances from Lady Gaga and the Bolshoi Ballet.
Zhukova has been involved in a number of business ventures in fashion and design. In 2006, she co-founded the fashion label Kova & T with her childhood friend Christina Tang. She maintains a role in the creative direction of the company, which recently announced collaboration with Urban Outfitters.
Text by Delphine Hervieu.