Photographs, film clips, paintings and four sculptures.
‘Un Nuovo Volo su Solaris. Nuova traiettoria’(A New Flight on Solaris: New Trajectory), will be hosted at the Villa Reale from October 13th to December 31st ; the exposition has been readapted from the original international project - curated by Natalia Opaleva, Director General of Mosco’s AZ Museum - to become a site-specific exhibition in Monza.
The public will have the unique opportunity of stepping inside a futuristic installation in the form of a space station, with 22 video screens, where unique materials such as photographs and film clips linked to Andrej Tarkovskij’s work will be presented.
Alongside the installation will be an exhibition of the best works by Russian artists of the late twentieth century; a total of 32 paintings and four sculptures from esteemed artists such as Anatolij Zverev, Francisco Infante, Dmitrij Plavinskij, Dmitrij Krasnopevcev, Vladimir Jankilevskij, Vladimir Jakovlev, Lidija Masterkova, Petr Belenok, Ulo Sooster, Vladimir Nemuchin, Oleg Celkov and Ernst Neizvestnyj.
Taking inspiration from Andrej Tarkovskij’s film ‘Solaris’ (1972) where exemplary models of world art were collected, objects from Earth were selected by Tarkovsky to take to another planet and carry on living.
In this unique exhibition the AZ Museum offers a selection of artworks that are akin to Andrej Tarkovskij’s oeuvres, originating from the extensive creative portfolios of his contemporaries, the late twentieth century non-conformist artists.
The period between the 1960s and 1980s, when Tarkovsky created his films, was the birth of unofficial art in Russia. It was, undoubtedly, a ‘Soviet Renaissance’, a new flourishing period of painting, avant-garde graphics, sculpture and cinema.