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Top-News  |  19. July 2016


New institution planned for modern and contemporary art in Moscow

A renowned Canadian architecture firm has introduced plans for a new Hermitage institution in Moscow. The building will be a center for modern art and will be opened in the Russian capital by 2022.

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg is one of the greatest and most famous art museums in the world with over three million exhibits. Empress Catherine the Great started her art collection there in the 18th century.

Plans for further extensions of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg were announced last December during celebrations of the museums 250th anniversary. Already existing in Amsterdam, Kazan and Vyborg, new branches will be opened in the Spanish city of Barcelona and in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

The new museum in Moscow will be built on a site where trucks and limousines were once manufactured. Remains of the historical building from the early 20th century will be partially preserved. Further plans include the construction of a new theater and concert hall on the former industrial site.

Architect Hani Rashid and his architecture office Asymptote have been inspired by 20th century Russian constructivism for the new building, for instance El Lissitzky’s Proun artworks based on geometric abstraction. Modernist American and Soviet pavilions of the famous Expo 1967 in Montreal and new technology have also been a source of inspiration.   According to the plan, the 5-story building will be composed of differently-sized blocks stacked on top of each other, leaving some space for experimenting, showing large-scale installations and sculptures. A sculpture garden will be arranged on the rooftop.

The museum will focus principally on modern art and contemporary art, explains Dmitri Oserkow, curator and project leader of “Hermitage 20/21”. The project, launched in 2007, has set itself the objective to continue expanding the collection of modern and contemporary art. Being a modern city, Moscow is ideally suited for such art as opposed to conservative St. Petersburg. The director of the Hermitage announced that the center will collaborate with and display international as well as Russian artworks including artists from Moscow and St. Petersburg, amongst others.

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