‘We Live in a World Where Technology and Interaction with It Are an Integral Part of Everyday Life’
In early July, HSE ART GALLERY hosted the grand opening of the ‘Telling Stories. Big Data’ exhibition. The first part of this project has been exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art since the end of June. The exhibition will be open at both venues until August 13th.
At the end of each academic year, the HSE University Art and Design School hosts large-scale final exhibitions that bring together students, graduates from various areas of study, and school teachers. This time, students from the HSE Faculty of Creative Industries joined the event as participants, and the exhibition is being held at two venues.
The authors reflect in their works on how computers, AI, and various digital technologies have penetrated human life.
‘We live in a world where technology, possession of it, and interaction with it are an integral part of everyday life. It is hard to imagine a comfortable life and working routine without various devices and applications making our daily existence easier. However, technology penetrates more and more unexpected areas beyond everyday life, healthcare, and science: culture, art, applied design. That is when the potential of artificial intelligence becomes clear—for example, for generating a new artistic language that resonates with this epoch and its aspirations,’ said Director of HSE ART GALLERY Daria Kuznetsova.
She also mentioned that the part of the exhibition available at the gallery included design projects created by teachers and students from the Communication Design track of the Moscow and St. Petersburg campuses of the HSE University Art and Design School. In addition, it also showcases works created within the elective courses ‘Poster Laboratory’ and ‘Infographics and Data Visualisation.’
‘We call for a dialogue dedicated to those issues which are incredibly topical today: how to live in an endless flow of information, how to analyse and organise it, whether it is possible to use AI as a co-author and assistant in artistic work, how to make the Web a space for the existence and dissemination of art. While preparing for the exhibition, the artists asked themselves these and many other research-inspiring questions. And now we invite you to reflect on them,’ Daria Kuznetsova said.
The HSE Design Lab was named one of the winners in the Best Interior Solution project category of the Union of Moscow Architects for its project to renovate the interiors of the HSE University building on Maly Tryokhsvyatitelsky Pereulok. The awards were presented at the BUILD SCHOOL exhibition in Moscow, which ended on November 2.
In early October, the HSE Design Lab presented a new project at the HSE Art and Design School. A team of teachers and students has developed a navigation system for the G-Drive sports arena in Omsk. The ice stadium, which is home to the Omsk hockey club Avangard, opened in 2022 and seats 12,000 spectators.
‘In Search of the Key to the Past’: Students of HSE Art and Design School in Nizhny Novgorod Develop Collection of Souvenirs
The HSE Art and Design School in Nizhny Novgorod, together with the ‘Protected Quarters’ project to revive Nizhny Novgorod’s historical territories, have carried out the ‘Timeless’ creative project, which included a design laboratory and an educational programme. As a result of the creative workshop, students made concepts for souvenir products based on the local identity.
On July 22, the HSE CREATIVE HUB space hosted the ‘AGREED’ street art festival. This is the first collaboration between HSE Art and Design School students and the CHAIN community. The event participants learned how street art changes the urban environment and also created their own artifacts in the form of special stickers and stencils.
At the end of each academic year, students of the HSE Art and Design School present an exhibition of their works. On June 30, the opening ceremony of this year’s exhibition, titled ‘Telling Stories. Big Data’, took place at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). The exhibition unites students, graduates, and teachers of the HSE University Art and Design School and the Faculty of Creative Industries.
The ‘Screen Arts. Roll Call’ cultural and educational project of the HSE Art and Design School will be exhibited at the Baltic branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Kaliningrad until July 16, 2023. The project is a continuation of an HSE ART GALLERY exhibition held in September 2022. The exhibition presents a dialogue between three generations: pioneers of video art in Russia, young classicists, and students of the HSE Art and Design School who are uncovering new possibilities in screen arts.
On April 4, the HSE Art and Design School hosted an award ceremony for the winners and runners-up of the third season of the HSE CREATIVE OPEN international online competition. This season’s categories included Identity, Object Design, Music Release, Advertising Concept, Illustration, and Game Space.
The HSE University Art and Design School and the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, in collaboration with the Sergei Parajanov Museum and the Artists' Union of Armenia, have announced an open contest dedicated to the centenary of Sergei Parajanov’s birth. The contest starts on March 7.
On March 7, the HSE Art Gallery hosted the opening of ‘Design Futures: Synesthesia’, an exhibition featuring works by students of product and jewellery design at the HSE Art and Design School. The event runs from March 9–May 7.
New Design Festival ‘Sreda’ 2022: HSE Art and Design School Again Named Educational Institution of the Year
The jury of the New Design Festival ‘Sreda’ 2022 have announced their winners. Projects by students, graduates and curators of the HSE Art and Design School have won prizes and received special awards, while the School was selected as the educational institution of the year for the second year in a row. Evgeny Kashirin, lecturer at the HSE Art and Design School, was named tutor of the year.