Circo erótico, Serguéi Eisenstein: drawings gathers a selection of erotic drawings from the renowned film director, who was also a prolific scenographer, author of cinematographic theory, theater director and draughtsman. The publication Dibujos Eróticos (2021) by Alias Editorial established a relationship between Damián Ortega, researcher and collections of Eisenstein’s graphic work. The curatorial project presented at kurimanzutto was conceived by Ortega to highlight the lesser known drawings by the filmmaker, those that did not benefit from the same exposure as the rest of his oeuvre due to their erotic imagery. Many of the drawings were made in Mexico while Eisenstein filmed ¡Qué viva México! (1931–32). The unique cultural energy of Mexico inspired the production of drawings of fantastical characters and scenery full of humor, sexuality and wit.