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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.

Key Events

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.

Schedule

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.

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