On June 12, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will open the doors of its new building in Gorky Park to visitors
June 10, 2015
The” Vremena Goda “restaurant, famous in the 1960s, was abandoned over the past 20 years. The reconstruction of the forgotten monument of Soviet modernism was carried out by the OMA bureau of the architect Rem Koolhaas. On two floors of a building with a total area of more than 5400 sq. m houses five exhibition halls, a lecture hall, educational auditoriums, a children's creative center, a cinema, as well as a bookstore and cafe.
Raised two meters above the ground, an ultra-modern facade made of translucent two-layer polycarbonate visually united the museum building with the park. The 11 m wide façade panels extend vertically, rising several meters above the rooftop terrace to reveal the Garage Atrium Space, which will feature one-of-a-kind special objects created by the artists. Thus, the unique silhouette of the Garage building will become recognizable all over the world.
The museum will open with a program of 8 exhibitions, demonstrating the exposition capabilities of the building and reflecting various areas of activity: exhibition, scientific, research, educational and publishing. Interactive projects Yayoi Kusama, Rirkrit Tiravania together with Julius Koller, work by Erik Bulatov created especially for Garage, the Tree of Contemporary Russian Art multimedia project, an exhibition of photographs by Georgy Kiesewalter, the Field Research project, a large-scale installation by Katharina Grosse, a special team project Garage Teens Team, lectures from curators, film screenings, meetings with artists and other initiatives await visitors to the new museum building.
On June 12, visitors will be free to enter.