Projects by HSE School of Design Students Exhibited at Venice Biennale
Ksenia Ermakova, Sofya Paymanova, and Natalia Chernobrova, third- and fourth-year students of the HSE School of Design, have presented their vision of VDNH’s reconstruction as part of the Russian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
This year, the topic of the exhibition at the Russian Pavilion is 'V.D.N.H. Urban Phenomenon’. According to the pavilion curators, VDNH will become a laboratory to test and trial new urban meanings and formats, which can later be used further afield. As part of a workshop organized for the biennale by the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), participants from Moscow and Barcelona have been rethinking the concept of VDNH and further scenarios for the development of Moscow’s largest architectural complex.
The best young designers, architects and urbanists from Russia, Spain, Romania, Peru, China, and Latvia, supervised by Vicente Guallart, founder of IAAC, and Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow, carried out field research at VDNH. You can see the results of their work in the Russian Pavilion at Venice Biennale until November 27th, 2016. After that, the Russian Pavilion’s exposition will move to VDNH.
Ksenia Ermakova, 3rd-year student: The idea of my project is to reinvent VDNH through an avant-garde vision. This is an attempt to imagine the pavilions’ interior and exterior from the perspective of an avant-garde artist and architect. I have tried to demonstrate how VDNH would look if it had been created by constructivists.
Natalia Chernobrova, 4th-year student: My project is about how I see VDNH in the future. I created a post-apocalyptic model of the park without humans, only animals and birds. The ground is covered by grass, and the pavilions are overgrown. The main topic of my project is ecology.
Sofya Paymanova, 4th-year student: The main topic of my project is the future of VDNH, its landscape and park pavilions if people used only air transport to move about on its territory. I imagine that there is no asphalt at all, everything is covered with grass, and people hang out on the roofs, with restaurants and night cinemas located there.
The gallery is celebrating its return from working from home to regular offline life with the recently opened exhibition ‘NOW’. This exhibition displays graduation projects by nine graduates of the programme in Design and Contemporary Art.
Cult Film Characters and a Bicycle Projector: How HSE Art and Design School Alumnae Created Video Clips for Moskino
Animation artists Katya Mikheeva, Yulia Kulikova, and Ekaterina Zhuzhleva (Design, ‘20) created animated video clips outlining cinema patron rules for Moskino, an organization that manages 14 cinemas in Moscow. Yulia Kulikova and Katya Mikheeva spoke with the HSE News Service spoke about their artistic choices and what drew them to animation.
The Blazar Fair, a satellite event of Cosmoscow, is designed to help young talents develop and promote themselves. Fresh ideas, trends, Russian and international practices of contemporary art - all of this can be found at the Museum of Moscow from September 9 to 13, 2020.
The HSE Art and Design School is participating in the Ars Electronica Festival, one of the main international events in art, science, and technology. Catch the School’s programme on the festival’s online platform from September 9 to 13.
On August 14, the ‘Thirty Three Characters’ project, which was created by the HSE University School of Art and Design in St. Petersburg in partnerships with the ARKI Creative Workshop, will open at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg. The project combines a series of outdoor installations dedicated to the Cyrillic alphabet.
‘Call Me Back on My Home Phone’: Master’s Students of the HSE Art and Design School Present Their Work Online
The HSE Art and Design School has launched a digital gallery, the HSE ONLINE GALLERY, for displaying the work of its students and instructors. One of the first projects completed by first-year students of the master's track in ‘Contemporary Art’ is entitled ‘Call Me Back on My Home Phone’. The online exhibition is curated by Russian artist Vladimir Dubosarsky. HSE News Service takes a look at the students’ creative process in self-isolation and the future of art online.
Why was there always a shortage of fashionable clothing in the USSR? What was the typical career path for a Soviet fashion designer? Who had power and influence in the socialist fashion industry? HSE Associate Professor Yulia Papushina examined these questions by reconstructing the everyday life of the Perm Fashion House during the late socialism era. Her study is the first to look into the recent history of clothing design and manufacturing in Russian provinces.
Fabrika Centre for Creative Industries will exhibit the project ‘The more we contemplate, the less we live’ by Alexandra Kuznetsova, Curator at HSE School of Art and Design and laureate of the sixth session of ‘Fabrika workshops’.
In December 2019, the awards ceremony for the Taiwan International Student Design Competition, one of the world’s biggest student design contests, took place in Taiwan. Anna Degoeva, fourth-year student of Communication Design at HSE University who participated in the competition, took third place.
Daniil Kostyshin, a fourth-year student of the ‘Fashion Design’ track in the HSE Art and Design School at HSE University, presented a collection of his own design at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. His collection, ‘21’, was inspired by old family photos of his childhood during the early 2000s.