HSE’s Courtyard Became a Piece of Art
On May 28th, 2015, the festival of children’s and youth art, ‘We Draw the World on the Pavement’, took place in Strogino. The participants spent four hours turning the 162-sq.m. area in front of the HSE MIEM building into a canvas united by the themes of peace, joy and spring.
School and student teams of 4-6 artists took part in the competition, and prizes were awarded by a jury consisting of renowned artists and designers.
The weather on the day of the festival at certain moments made the people think that rain would be the eventual winner in the pavement drawing competition. But, fortunately, everything worked out. The Rainbow Whale team consisting of Ekaterina Krasilnikova, Ekaterina Kulakova, Ekaterina Kolosova, and Polina Chernykh, students of School 1551, took first place. Students of School 1748 were second with the Reveurs Team including Ekaterina Opryshko, Parvana Maksimova, Anna Ganshina, and Viktoria Ovechkina. Third place went to the students of the HSE’s Design programme, Zverstaiki (Ksenia Lazareva, Angelina Chulkova, Dasha Yasnetsova, Anton Fedotov, and Lena Birkina).
Special paints and colours used by the participants will allow the drawings to remain bright and visible on the pavement for the next 18 months.
This bridge over an abyss was built by HSE MIEM Laboratory of 3D Visualization and Computer Graphics
Graffiti by HSE School of Design
A special session was organized for the youngest participants of the festival
This sun by design students at HSE went on to take third place
Students of the School 1551 painting a lotus, the eventual overall winner of the competition
The winning piece of art being created
The Reveurs Team from School 1748 doesn’t know it yet in this photo, but they will go on to take second place
Arseny Sergeev, lecturer at the HSE School of Design, about to declare the winners
The ‘My Grandfather John Lennon’ team. All they need is peace
The organizers of the Miss HSE contest should take another look at this candidate created by the MIEM team
Traditionally, white doves are released into the sky as a symbol of peace. This time they were replaced by colourful balloons
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.
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.
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.
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.