On June 12th, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art—formerly and more ambiguously known as Garage Center for Contemporary Culture—will open the doors of its first permanent home. The institution has moved between several less central, less permanent locations (such as a former bus depot) since its 2008 inception by Dasha Zhukova. But Garage has now tightened its name, centralized its location, and solidified its position as the go-to destination for international contemporary art in Moscow.
A Soviet-era structure elegantly revamped by Rem Koolhaas serves as a nod to Russia’s charged political history and lasting art-historical legacy. Inside, the museum will introduce its expanded program with exhibitions by Russian and international artists:
In the video above, Zhukova, director Anton Belov, chief curator Kate Fowle, artist