The partner of Russian billionaire, Dasha Zhukova, plans to move her Moscow art gallery to historic Gorky Park.
The pavilion holding Zhukova’s art gallery is actually built of giant paper tubes.
“”I think this is a really beautiful pavilion and it’s really exciting for Moscow. There hasn’t been anything quite like this built here,” Zhukova said.
Also known by her formal Russian name Dayra, Zhukova opened her Garage gallery that would host lavish shows of international contemporary art in 2008. It had to close last year, and the new permanent venue in Gorky Park won’t be ready until summer 2013.
The pavilion, however, will open in fall.
The 24-inch in diameter paper tubes will be insulated and waterproof, and could be used permanently if needed. It was built by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who previously built a paper tube gallery for fashion designer Issey Miyake and temporary homes for earthquake victims.
The gallery will stand next to a pond in Gorky Park that now hosts foodie events and free yoga classes after its transformation from Soviet blue-collar fairground in a huge regeneration project
Source: Auction Central News