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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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.
The HSE Art and Design School is opening a new master’s track in Sound Art & Sound Studies as part of its Master’s programme ‘Practice of Contemporary Art’. Classes will begin in Fall 2020. The language of instruction is Russian.
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.