A New Art Gallery, New Programmes and an Exhibition at the Museum of Moscow
The HSE ART AND DESIGN Festival, which was held at the Museum of Moscow, served as the final exam for students of HSE’s School of Art and Design. On the final day of the festival, undergraduate and graduate students of the ‘Fashion’ programme presented more than a hundred of pieces of their own design in a fashion show. HSE News Service covered the event.
This year 350 HSE School of Art and Design students graduated from the School’s various bachelor’s, master’s, and continuing education programmes — from communication design and fashion to animation and contemporary art.
Students of the HSE School of Art and Design presented their projects — paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography, video art, theater and sound performances, and animation — at the ART AND DESIGN Festival, which was both the culmination of the students’ hard work over the year as well as a major city event. Students, graduates and lecturers of the school worked as authors and curators of projects.
The final show of bachelor’s and master’s students of the programme in ‘Fashion’ GOLDEN YEARS-2019 was one of the festival main events. It included more than a hundred of looks. Students worked throughout the year on their collections, and the pieces were presented to the public for the first time at the festival. At the end of the festival graduates received their diplomas.
‘In 2019, the HSE School of Art and Design became a full-fledged School of Art: the HSE Art Gallery opened, a number of exhibitions were held (one of these exhibitions was nominated for a prestigious award in contemporary art innovation), and for the first time a large-scale graduation show was held at the Museum of Moscow featuring all programme areas, including contemporary art,’ says Arseniy Meshcheryakov, Head of the HSE School of Art and Design.
‘Our main priority next year is to further involve students in projects and creative activities,’ says Tatiana Rivchun, Deputy Dean of the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design. ‘We plan to open new areas of study in design and art, develop technological infrastructure and start creative workshops. The most important task for us is to develop the brand of the HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL: we plan to launch a design store, clothing and souvenir products, as well to open a programme in publishing.’
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Over the past year our students and graduates of the Master’s Programme ‘Fashion’ participated in a diverse array of projects. The emerging designers put on two of their own fashion shows at Rizhsky Station as part of Arts Night 2018 as well as the large festival Telling Stories, participated in exhibitions, collaborated with prominent brand names, and opened a joint showroom in the Klebozavod (Bread Factory) space.
On June 18, the HSE Art Gallery opened a new exhibition, Comrades of Light, a full-scale installation simulating the space of a Soviet apartment with barely noticeable mutations and distortions. Within this space an alternative history of the Soviet Union unfolds on a sequence of matchbox labels, some of which are copies of real labels from the 1950-80s, and some of which are the creations of project authors Alexandra Kuzetsova and Darya Dolgopolova.
From June 20 to 27, the Museum of Moscow and the HSE Art and Design School will hold the HSE ART AND DESIGN Festival 2019, a graduation show. The project authors and curators for the event are HSE Art and Design School students, graduates and lecturers.
A video created by Polina Sotnikova, a student of the ‘Design’ programme at the HSE Lyceum, is being shown as part of the interactive exhibit Gogol in Moscow, which runs until June 2. The work, created in a motion design style, is currently being shown in the museum’s exhibit hall, which attracted tens of thousands of people on Museum Night.
On May 17 and 18, the annual Telling Stories festival, organized by the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, will take place in Moscow. Festival guests will be able to attend a public talk with a Hollywood director, learn how to create their own successful micromedia, see a theater performance by HSE students and much more. Entry to all of the festival events is free.
HSE students are invited to participate in a design competition in which a series of three illustrations will be selected. Submissions will be accepted until May 22. The winning patch projects will be set in the form of stripes on adidas bomber jackets. The author of the best work will travel to the head office of adidas in Germany.
Polina Parygina, a fourth-year student at HSE University’s School of Art and Design majoring in Communication Design, is one of four illustrators selected worldwide by the famous clothes brand Fred Perry for the international Record Store Day 2019. In honour of the holiday, music stores around the world are distributing satchels bearing graphic illustrations she has designed.
From March 8th to April 7th, 2019 HSE ART GALLERY is hosting a large-scale exhibition on the topic of Women Who Change the World. This joint project by HSE ART GALLERY and LEVI`S® has given HSE Art and Design School students the opportunity to realize their ideas on this important theme.
On May 17 and 18, 2019 the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design is organizing its second annual Telling Stories festival. The event attracts renowned film directors, producers, photographers, curators of international projects, and trend-setting designers.
On March 20, a conference for HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked with some of the university leaders about how their own work at the University has changed over this period.