Dasha moves the Garage

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Journal

Dasha Zhukova, the glamorous girlfriend of Roman Abramovich and leading Contemporary Art Collector and Curator is moving her Garage Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow from the converted bus terminal designed by constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov to a former restaurant in Gorky Park.  The transformation of the restaurant into an art gallery has been entrusted to Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Zhukova, 31, also has big plans for St Petersburg where she and Abramovich are transforming New Holland, a 19 acre island and former naval yard in the heart of the city, into a creative hub.

This project has the full support of President Putin who, as a native of St Petersberg, is keen to encourage the regeneration of the city, which has fallen behind as Moscow has become the business capital of Moscow.

For the full article see the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a71190e8-2934-11e2-9591-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2CIqX5U8r

Tags: art market, Dasha Zhukova, Gorky Park, New Holland, Rem Koolhaas, Roman Abramovich, The Garage Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow

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