Museum of Moscow to Host Graduation Festival by HSE Art and Design School
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.
The aim of the collaboration between the Museum of Moscow and HSE Art and Design School is twofold: to bring together some of the students’ works from 2019 in a museum exhibition and to put on a real festival for the city. The HSE ART AND DESIGN Festival programme features exhibition projects, art objects, animation and video art demonstration, a fashion show, as well as theatre and sound performances.
‘The Museum of Moscow tells a story of the city as a constantly changing live space, where residents are its defining part. And we’ll be happy to welcome young artists, who use contemporary art and design to speak about themselves, our capital and its inhabitants. It is also important for the Museum of Moscow to support creative projects, which outline the future of our city’s cultural landscape.’ — Alina Saprykina, Director of the Museum of Moscow.
The exhibition, ‘Models of the Future’, curated by Arseny Sergeev, for which Art and Design School students created futuristic models of time. Models present futures imagined by the students for themselves, their families and friends or frightening anti-utopias. The works are presented in all contemporary art genres, such as installation, sculpture, painting, graphics, photography, and video.
Curators Yulia Blukher, Natalia Shendrik and Anna Krasnoslobotseva invite everyone to ‘Moscow-Olivier’ student exhibition. The exhibition explores contemporary Moscow in various media, from painting to research books, to arts newspapers and animation films.
The programme also features GOLDEN YEARS-2019, a graduation show by bachelor’s and master’s students of Fashion. This is the main event for fashion students, which will include over 100 outfits. Fashion shows by HSE University students are put on to great acclaim at Mercedes Fashion Week, Night of Arts, at the Tretyakov Gallery and in Gorky Park. This will be the first time the collections featured at the Museum of Moscow will be shown to the public. The festival will also display clothes and photos created by students throughout the academic year.
In addition, the festival will include a showcase by the Laboratory of Posters, and video portfolios of the best projects by Communication Design students.
June 20, 7pm – official opening of the festival
June 21 – 27, 11am – 8pm – main exposition open to general public
June 27 – open graduation ceremony for 2019 HSE Art and Design School alumni (commencement programmes will be sent to graduates separately)
Admission is free, but preliminary registration is required.
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.
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.