Moscow’s Garage Museum Announces Pop-Up Exhibition in St. Petersburg
Is New Holland Island Russia's next cultural hub?
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow has announced an exhibition of work by emerging Russian artists at a brand new off-site location on New Holland Island, St. Petersburg.
The man-made island, named like that because of its visual similarity to Amsterdam, is home to several 18th century buildings that underwent years of neglect following the Russian Revolution.
After the successful experimental temporary program “Summer on New Holland,” which took place on the island between 2011 and 2013 and that was funded by Dasha Zhukova’s foundation, New Holland has recently undergone an extensive revamp in an attempt to transform it into a cultural hub.
The new exhibition space is not the first beautifying intervention made by the young institution. Founded in 2008 by Zhukova, a Russian philanthropist and mega-collector, last year the Garage Museum moved into a repurposed Soviet restaurant in Moscow’s Gorky Park, for which the architect Rem Koolhaas designed a new polycarbonate skin.
The institution’s pop-up show will take place in a temporary pavilion on the island, which is reopening as a public park on August 27.
The exhibition, titled “Experiences of the Imaginary” and curated by Andrey Misiano, will showcase the work of nine emerging Russian artists: Nikolai Alexeyev, Aslan Gaisumov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Ilya Dolgov, Anastasia Kuzmina, Kirill Makarov, Ivan Novikov, Alexandra Sukhareva, and Anna Titova.
These up-and-coming artists were all recipients of the Garage Museum’s supporting grant.
“Experiences of the Imaginary” will be on view at New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, from August 27-September 25, 2016.
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