Media outlets from Europe, China, the UK, Brazil and other countries gave coverage to both BHSAD fashion shows that took place during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
Students of BA (Hons) Fine Art Level 5 programme were assigned with a task to devise and organize four exhibitions of their works at different Moscow venues. As a result, the wide audience had a chance to see works performed by the students and gauge the conceptual vision of aspiring artists.
The New CONSOLIDATION conference held at Baltschug Kempinski Moscow hotel on October 19th gathered twelve speakers, representing business and other media, buyers and designers who discussed the relations between fashion industry and education, educational standards, and prospects for development of retail and fashion market.
Works by students of several BHSAD programmes were included in a short-list of a popular comic books festival Boomfest that took place in Saint Petersburg. Natalya Savinova and Elena Kozlova from BA (Hons) Illustration programme became the winners.
Collections created by the graduates of BA (Hons) Fashion programme were presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia 2016 on October 16th. Six best graduation works were demonstrated on a catwalk of the most prestigious Russian fashion show.
ILLUSTRATORS’ WORKS FEATURED AT «BULGAKOV. TWO BIOGRAPHIES» EXHIBITION
The New Manezh exhibition hall featured an exhibition «Bulgakov. Two biographies», which became the centerpiece of celebrations of the writer’s anniversary. Works by four graduates of BA (Hons) Illustration programme were created based of M.Bulgakov's writings and were shown among the exhibits.
The project’s curators from Bulgakov Museum gathered together more than 700 items: unique showpieces from archives and museum collections from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, manuscripts, letters, drawings, scenery models, autographs, photographs and even documents from the secret police who spied upon the author of Master and Margarita and The Heart of a Dog.
BA (Hons) Illustration graduates Shary Santo, Darya Akhmetova, Maria Mikhailova and Ekaterina bakaleynik offered their interpretation of the master’s legacy.
Maria Mikhailova developed a lighting construction with letters that lit up certain ones, thus creating quotations from Bulgakov, curtailed to fit the tableau format.
Shari Santo introduced a series of works entitles Monsters. It is created based on monsters of sorts, who come into existence in the context of overlap between magical realism of Bulgakov, science fiction, social and domestic problems. All six collages refer to the Soviet propaganda and celebration of sculpture, war memorials from all over the former Soviet Union.
Showpieces from BHSAD students draw genuine interest from the visitors and were an ideal fit to the exhibition space alongside the original items from Bulgakov Museum.