‘Let's See the Career Start of Those Who Will Become Stars of the Russian Art World’
On September 9th, the Zaryadye Park Media Center and Underground Museum opened an exhibition of graduates from Moscow art universities ‘GRADUATION'22’. Graduates of HSE Art and Design School are taking part in the event. The grand opening of the exhibition was timed to coincide with the park’s first anniversary.
The HSE Art and Design School exposition for the GRADUATION'22 project is based around the properties and mechanisms of individual memory. Each work is a metaphorical statement that represents the result of self-reflection or analysis of one's belonging to collective memory.
In the main area of the Media Centre, the works of students from the following programmes will be presented: ‘Design and Contemporary Art’, ‘Contemporary art’, ‘Photography in Fashion and Advertising’, ‘Artist and Curator’.
The ‘Petrify’ project is a series of paintings in which Elizaveta Glushkova experiments with images of familiar landscapes, while removing the circle of life inherent in nature: all events seem to happen outside the picture, nothing happens in this space, time has stopped and you can only observe the motionless horizon.
Elizaveta Glushkova, graduate of the master's programme in ‘Contemporary art’ (workshop of Vladimir Dubosarsky) speaks to us about her project: ‘The works from my ‘Petrify’ series represent an experiment with familiar landscapes, from which something natural seems to have been removed. It's like a numb reaction when you find yourself in a space where nothing is functioning as usual anymore.’
Valeria Shchelokova's series ‘Songs to try to say goodbye’ includes two music videos about teenagers who are experiencing traumatic relationships: sequins, hearts, soft toys, tiktok clothes and a film vibe.
Irina Rusakova's project ‘Hidden’ offers players the opportunity to explore the urban space together with three heroes of different ages. One of the main tasks of the game is to show how the environment affects the emotional state of a person in it. Creation of a memory space in which the memories of the heroes and the records of the players are stored is another important achievement of the project.
In the Underground Museum of Zaryadye Park, guests will get acquainted with the works of the ‘Fashion’ programme graduates, as well as listening to a special audio track from students of the 'Sound Art and Sound Design' programme.
Ksenia Galkina, graduate of the Fashion programme, says: ‘My graduation collection ‘OUT OF REACH’, about the need to build barriers and wear ‘blinders’ in the modern information and news space, has a new lease of life. It's great that HSE Art and Design School helps you express yourself even after graduation, shows your work and lets you participate in the exhibition!’
The exhibition opening featured a musical performance by students of the programme ‘Sound Art and Sound Design’ from the tsarapka label, as well as solo live performances by doghouse and ffyyoo.
Ivan Demidov, Director of Zaryadye Park, says: ‘Let's see the career start of those who will become stars of the Russian art world in 5-15 years, who will become the new Kandinsky, Deineka, Vrubel or Aivazovsky. GRADUATION ‘22 is an opportunity to see future trendsetters from art, design, fashion, game industry, media all in one place, to see those who will go on to create new visual images in Moscow and Russia.’
The GRADUATION ‘22 exhibition will be held from September 9th to November 6th in the Zaryadye Media Center.
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 21:00.
Ticket price: 450 roubles (free for students of art universities).
Zaryadye Park is a modern park for recreation, entertainment and learning, created by an international team of architects, engineers, landscape designers and other experts. Here nature and technology, education and entertainment, history and modernity combine and complement each other.
Project curators from Zaryadye Park: Anna Malik-Korolenkova, Olga Matveeva, Irina Osipova.
Exhibition participants: Valeria Arefyeva, Demyan Alexandrenko, Sofya Afanasyeva, Tatiana Bravicheva, Elena Vlasova, Ksenia Galkina, Anastasia Gapochka, Elizaveta Glushkova, Daria Dolgopolova, Ksenia Ermakova, Maya-Sofia Zhumatina, Anna Znamenskaya, Anna Zobkova, Fedor Ignatenkov, Anastasia Ilyina, Maria Korovina, Elizaveta Lomakina, Alexandra Maletina, Irina Malinina, Yanina Markovskaya, Ekaterina Mordvinkina, Ekaterina Mikheeva, Anastasia Panina, Maria Panina, Maria Popova, Alyona Radetskaya, Irina Rusakova, Ekaterina Uvarova, Ekaterina Usova, Yulia Tsvetkova, Khunchzhi Chen, Stanislav Khaidarov, Polina Shmygina, Polina Shtanko, Valeria Shchelokova.
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