The Garazh, or GCCC (Garazh Centre for Contemporary Culture) Moscow is the new and now the biggest art exhibition space in the Russian capital. Located in astonishing in presence and scale Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, designed in 1927 by Konstantin Melnikov with 8,500 sq m venue has been compared to the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern.
The gallery’s first exhibition, Alternative History of Art and Other Projects, is a collection of large installation pieces by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, a Russian-born artists that currently live in New York.
Looking at few available photographs I must admit that exhibited pieces, even though large in scale, seem lost in this vast space of the gallery. Hopefully the future intervention by London based architect Jamie Fobert will help in accommodating future events and exhibitions but at the same time respect the character of this avant garde building.
The only worrying thing is the fact that the owners/curators don’t seam to know much about modern art (Guardian interview). Hopefully they will look for help among professionals to keep this vision alive!

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