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Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova: “Art Partners” Reinventing Moscow's Garage Museum

Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova: “Art Partners” Reinventing Moscow's Garage Museum
Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova: “Art Partners” Reinventing Moscow's Garage Museum, February Cover . Image © WSJ. Magazine
February Cover . Image © WSJ. Magazine

Rem Koolhaas and art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova will be gracing the WSJ. Magazine’s February cover as “art partners” embarking on a transformation that will turn a ruined Brezhnev-era Communist landmark - the Vremena Goda in Moscow’s Gorky Park - into the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s new home. “The building is basically a found object,” said Koolhaas, regarding his “raw” design and intent to preserve the structure’s decay. “We are embracing it as it is.”

The museum’s new home will “challenge the white-cube tradition of Western museums,” says Zhukova. A double layer of polycarbonate plastic will encase the intact structure so it appears as a translucent box hovering six feet above ground. Commissioned artworks will be presented on a backdrop of “raw brick and broken tiles.” Learn more about the Garage’s design, here, and read the WSJ. Magazine’s full report, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova: “Art Partners” Reinventing Moscow's Garage Museum" 12 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/586297/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-art-partners-reinventing-moscow-s-garage-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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