Sergei Eisenstein: His Legacy in Film, Psychology and the Visual Arts

Sergei Eisenstein, costume design for King Duncan in Macbeth performed by the Central Education Theatre Moscow, 1922, graphite pencil and watercolour on paper ©Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Moscow

CCRAC (Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre), GRAD (Gallery for Russian Arts and Design), Kino Klassika Foundation

Ada Ackerman (CIRHUS – joint research centre between New York University and the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS), Oksana Bulgakowa (University of Maintz, Germany), Igor Kadyrov (Moscow State University), Anna Kolesnikova (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris), Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College, University of London ), Joan Neuberger (University of Austin, Texas), Sally Potter, OBE (London), Antonio Somani (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris), Ian Christie (Birkbeck College, University of London).

Sergei Eisenstein, Caricature Self-Portrait, 1920, ink and pencil on paper ©Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Moscow

Conference Summary
This conference provides a platform for leading Eisenstein experts from around the world to present their current research and to initiate critical discussions about Sergei Eisenstein and his legacy in film, psychology and the visual arts. Hailed as one of the greatest directors of the twentieth century, Sergei Eisenstein is best known for his revolutionary and iconic films from The Battleship Potemkin to Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible. This conference invites audiences to consider Eisenstein beyond his cinematic achievements.  Held on the occasion of the exhibition of Eisenstein drawings Unexpected Eisenstein organized by GRAD and Kino Klassika Foundation, it strives to explore for the first time his significant yet often overlooked relationship with England. Unexpected Eisenstein offers a rare opportunity to see this varied and often surprising collection of work. It brings together nearly seventy sketches, designs and printed materials from the Bakhrushin State Theatre Museum and Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI).

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