Design Week in Vilnius will feature exhibitions by EHU students and guests
This year's Design Week in Vilnius will feature an exhibition called STEP BY STEP, presenting works by second-year students of the European Humanities University's (EHU) Media and Visual Design Program. The exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see original works created by EHU's young artists and designers. The exhibition, curated by EHU student Veronika Kopelianski, will run from May 5-14 at the Bareket fine jewelry salon (Vasario 16 g. 16, Vilnius).
At the invitation of EHU, Dmitri Makonnen, a well-known Estonian designer and graphic artist, will present his poster show entitled HotEstonianPoster. Makonnen has won a number of international awards for his work. Dividing his time between Tallinn and Moscow, the self-taught designer and artist draws on French painters and Japanese designers for his inspiration. Makonnen combines fantasy with experimental typography, photography, illustrations, and collages. HotEstonianPoster will run from May 8-21 in the 2nd floor lobby at EHU's Campus (Valakupių g. 5, Vilnius).
From May 4-14, the Museum of Energy and Technology (Rinktinės g. 2, Vilnius) will host RODCHENKO 120, an exhibition featuring the posters of Russia's leading designers, held to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the birth of the illustrious Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko. This famous Russian graphic designer is associated with the birth of futurism. The poster exhibition aims to provide a look at current Russian poster art through Rodchenko‘s eyes. One of the show‘s curators is Anastasija Kulazhenko, a recent graduate of EHU‘s Media and Visual Design Program.
The European Humanities University is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. With the active support of the international community, EHU relocated to Vilnius after it was forcibly closed in Belarus. Currently there are more than 1,800 students enrolled, most of them from Belarus. In 2012, EHU is celebrating its 20th anniversary.