Leg of Fate. Sergei Solovyov Retrospective
10 November 2017 — 11 February 2018
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Erarta museum is proud to present a large-scale exhibition dedicated to the prominent Russian film director Sergei Alexandrovich Solovyov. Several exhibition halls will showcase the photos from the personal archive of the creator of "Assa" as well as art installations, costumes and artifacts from the film sets


According to Sergei Solovyov, this exhibition is an account of artistic (or not so artistic) work carried out over the past five years. Answering the question why the project has been named “Leg of Fate”, the film maker asserts: “That’s what it is; it’s exactly the leg of fate. Of course, everyone is used to the “hand of fate”. But one day on Tverskaya Street in Moscow, I saw a poster with the image of Boris Grebenshchikov and the caption that read: “leg of fate”. And that's when I realized that my great friend was right: surely, it can only be a leg and not some kind of treacherous hand”. 

It’s no coincidence that the exhibition is held in Saint Petersburg. “I am from Petersburg myself. And even though I have lived in Moscow for around 50 years now, I still feel like a Petersburg person, — admits Sergei Solovyov, — This “Petersburg feeling” is especially linked to “2-Assa-2”. There was a lot of discussion around the film, but almost nobody has seen it. This film, of which "Anna Karenina" is a part, will be presented through not only dozens of photos, but also costumes, objects, posters and even sculptures.

The exhibition features the portraits of Yuri Bashmet, Sergey Shnurov, Oleg Yankovsky, Aleksandr Abdulov, Sergei Bodrov Jr., and other people important to the film director. The photos of the director together with Tatyana Drubich, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Fanny Ardant will be also on special display.   

All this fascinating “museum business” will occupy two floors of the Exhibitions Wing of Erarta Museum and, in the words of Sergei Solovyov, will be dedicated to his pre-Assa wild youth in Petersburg as well as the people who accompanied him through life. 

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