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'Who Are They?': HSE Art and Design School Lecturer Andrey Lyublinskiy Launches Exhibition at GUM

On September 9, the GUM-Red-Line Gallery opened the personal exhibition 'Who Are They?' by artist, designer and curator of the HSE University-St Petersburg Art and Design School Andrey Lyublinskiy. The exhibition will last till November 1.

'Who Are They?': HSE Art and Design School Lecturer Andrey Lyublinskiy Launches Exhibition at GUM

Press service of the GUM-Red-Line Gallery

The series of works 'Who Are They?' by Andrey Lyublinskiy, curator of the HSE Art and Design School at HSE University-St Petersburg, is an expanded universe of characters which was created especially for the CHO public art festival in Ekaterinburg. At that time, the exhibits were placed around the city centre as bas-reliefs. In the current exhibition, they are presented as sculptures and graphic art. According to the artist, despite the vivid individuality of the fictional characters, they share accentuated resistance, their own point of view, and the pursuit of authenticity. The author believes that with all their conventionality and geometric forms, the exhibits attract visitors and inspire positive perceptions of the multi-coloured images.

Andrey Lyublinskiy, Artist, Designer and Curator of HSE Art and Design School at HSE University-St Petersburg

I started this project two years ago. The characters were created especially for the CHO public art festival in Ekaterinburg, where I was both a curator and an artist. 'Who Are They?' is a question for the visitors. I got tired of thinking about a name for this project, so I tried to delegate it. There is no external message as such. The exhibition at GUM resembles a candy factory for adults—I tried to create a corresponding concept.

The exhibition opened on September 9 in the GUM-Red-Line Gallery in Moscow and will last till November 1. It is open to all visitors from 10 am to 10 pm every day. 

Andrey Lyublinskiy is one of the top 100 recognised creators according to InArt. In addition to the GUM-Red-Line Gallery, his works have been presented in museum and private collections both in Russia and abroad, including the collection of the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, the PERMM museum of contemporary art in Perm, the Erarta museum of contemporary art in St Petersburg, the SKOLKOVO School of Management in Moscow, and Dukley Gardens in Budva.