Today, the boundaries of visual art have expanded widely. The methods and means of understanding and studying it have been extremely updated. In this combination – "understanding and learning" – lies the meaning of the various stages of comprehension of art, a variety of artistic practices, as well as the essence of learning formats. Within the framework of one, there is an acquaintance with many historical and modern processes and languages of art. In fact, a connoisseur is formed-a viewer who speaks these languages, understands the depth and significance of works of art, the features of the historical stages of the development of the history of art and the specifics of its modern existence. Another format involves in-depth study of them, which allows you to acquire not only fundamental knowledge, but also the ability to discern new angles of artistic processes. Today's modernity offers, in addition to the actual humanitarian tools of such knowledge, updated technological capabilities every time. And our task is to make full use of them.
Lyudmila Alyabyeva - Academic Director of the Graduate School of Art and Design of the HSE, Associate Professor of the HSE School of Design, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Fashion Theory: Clothing, Body, Culture".
Polina Bondareva is the founder of the Masters School in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Lidiya Lobanova - Director of the Museum of Cryptography, co-founder of the project school "Cascade. Project as a method".
Lia Chechik is a Candidate of Art History, Director of the School of Arts and Cultural Heritage at the European University.