The landmark Udarnik cinema, opened in 1931, will soon be transformed into a private museum of contemporary Russian art.
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Darya (Dasha) Zhukova's Garage Center for Contemporary Culture will reopen this summer in Moscow's historic Gorky Park. The popular arts complex, established in 2008 by the partner of the Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich, was originally housed in a former bus depot designed by the famous Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov in 1926. The center will occupy a temporary structure designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban while its permanent home, the pavilion of the former Seasons of the Year restaurant, is restored.
"This pavilion will be built by the end of the summer, and in the beginning of the autumn we will start the exhibition program," Zhukova said at a presentation in Moscow.