Garage Center for Contemporary Culture opens pavilion in Gorky Park

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture is opening the temporary pavilion in Gorky Park on 20 October 2012, as a a new venue for exhibitions, lectures, workshops, film screenings, concerts and kids activities.

The pavilion is designed by architect Shigeru Ban. Shigeru Ban is famous for his innovative use of raw materials, including paper and cardboard, and his use of eco-friendly building materials. His design for Garage’s new space uses locally produced paper tubes to create an oval wall, which will be 6 meters high. The total area of the pavilion will be 2,400 square meters, and it will be open to the public in early autumn of 2012.

Garage, founded by Dasha Zhukova in 2008, is a major non-profit arts project based in Moscow, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture. At the beginning of this year, Garage moved from its original home in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage to Gorky Park in Moscow. Garage aims to bring important international modern and contemporary art to Moscow, to raise the profile of Russian contemporary culture internationally and encourage a new generation of Russian artists. It also organizes and supports a wide range of cultural projects internationally. –