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The First Professional Meeting with the Guest from the Future

Last week the students of the Design Department got an opportunity to communicate with a modern designer, master of art performances, graphic artist Sasha Frolova. The meeting was opened with the question to the audience: what is art? To Sasha Frolova’s mind art is supposed to be any outstanding and significant work.

Sasha herself is a unique person in the sphere of design. She is talented, very hard-working and incredibly creative. It was sheer luck to the students of IGUMO that she managed to find some time in her very busy schedule and agreed to hold a number of professional master-classes. It enabled the future creators of masterpieces to have a vivid example of a creative designer. She is open and unrestrained with everything that deals with art but she is so shy in her daily life. To the students of the Design Department that was an important discovery: upbringing and refinement could be a good companion through their stormy and boundless creative activity.

Sasha said that those meetings would end with a mini-exhibition of modern art where the works of the students of the Design Department would be represented. The genres are different: painting, art- installation, performance, happening, media art, particularly photo, video, net-art, web-art. During her master-classes the students will learn all the peculiarities of these genres.

But let the students speak for themselves…

— Modern art is an extraordinary phenomenon. It is based on the traditions of classics and something new may be created by selecting and adding some vintage ideas according to your style. But it isn’t a mechanical process: a retro-detail experiences some amazing metamorphoses, almost completely changing, adapting to the atmosphere of our time, furious pace of life, bright colours and unbounded spaces. Eclecticism is definitely what a modern man needs. Since our department specializes in training future representatives of the design sphere we need to study all the tendencies of art from classics to avant-garde. To get your own place in the world of artists and designers you need to find your unique style that will help you express yourself and reveal yourself as a creator…

05.10.2012


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