Today, 40-year-old Dasha Zhukova is rarely seen at social gatherings – a gallery owner appears in public space, choosing truly large-scale events, like the Met Gala or a royal wedding, or supports the events of her Garage museum. Zhukova is going to visit her brainchild at the end of November – then the reconstruction of the “Hexagon” pavilion by Ivan Zholtovsky in Gorky Park (there will be an exhibition space and a bookstore) should begin. On the eve of this event, Dasha talked with Russian Vogue – more about work, but a little about personal.
So, Zhukova, who gave birth to her third child in March this year, spoke about the attitude towards motherhood at different ages.
Motherhood at 40 is different from motherhood at 29. The priorities are more correct. Life seems to slow down in favor of the family
– said Dasha.
Recall that her son Philip was born in her marriage to the Greek billionaire Stavros Niarhos. Dasha also has two children from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich: Leah, eight, and Aaron, 11.
They do not rush to museums, like most children. Sometimes they like it, sometimes they have to force
– told Zhukova about older children, adding that they liked the exhibition of Yoshitomo Nara in the Los Angeles LACMA museum.
Stavros Niarchos and Dasha Zhukova
Dasha also added that she is trying to limit the time of children for gadgets.
Weekends for gadgets – 40 minutes. 20 – for communication with friends, 20 – for games. And in the week it depends on the success,
– said Dasha.
However, if you follow the rule that children must be brought up by their own example, then problems should not arise – Zhukova herself does not really like to lead social networks.
Dasha Zhukova with her daughter Leia
Maybe I would like to have a better Instagram account, but I can't. And even if I manage to photograph something, I forget to post it. And there already a day has passed,
– Dasha admitted.
Zhukova also talked about how Garage has changed since its opening in 2008.
For example, when we started, all the exhibitions were imported – we put a lot of effort into bringing big names to Russia. Now we are doing more and more exhibitions ourselves or in collaboration, this is the result of our deep research work. And next year, our expositions will travel across Russia and the world,
– shared Zhukova.
Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova
Recall that “Garage” was founded by Zhukova together with Roman Abramovich. Today they supervise the common cause together, willingly posing for photographers at the openings of exhibitions.
According to people from their environment, the former spouses have maintained excellent relations.
Two founders who do not argue with each other, or maybe argue, but do not give it out, is the best thing that could have happened to a museum,
– the director of the museum Anton Belov commented on the relationship between Roman and Dasha.