Escher and Nendo: world debut at the National Gallery of Victoria

The blockbuster exhibition will intertwine the worlds of artist M.C. Escher and design studio nendo in a “masterful and enigmatic visual presentation”.

M.C. Escher, Relativity, 1953. Courtesy The M.C. Escher Company, The Netherlands

Acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo will create a “deeply immersive exhibition experience” featuring more than 160 extraordinary prints and drawings by Dutch artist M.C. Escher at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne this December.

Announced as the first major Australian presentation dedicated to the Dutch master of optical illusion, the blockbuster exhibition is called “Between Two Worlds I Escher X nendo” and intertwines the unique, innovative visions of both artist and designer in an environment that plays with geometry, space, and perception.

Based on Oki Sato’s never-before-seen exhibition design, the world-premiere show will be a “masterful and enigmatic visual presentation” covering the full span of the artist’s career, from 1916 through to his final work produced in 1969. The 160 works by Escher, who is widely regarded as having created some of the most iconic images of the 20th-century, are drawn from the world’s largest collection of the artist's work in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.

Oki Sato, Nendo
Oki Sato, Nendo. Photo Ko Sasaki

Set to open in December, “Between Two Worlds I Escher X nendo” will be the centerpiece of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2018/2019 season. Presented alongside the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will be a rich program of events and exhibitions throughout spring and summer at NGV International and NGV Australia, including major solo exhibitions by Polly Borland, Julian Opie, Hito Steyerl, and William Wegman.

“Between Two Worlds I Escher X nendo”
National Gallery of Victoria
Date di apertura:
2 dicembre 2018 – 7 aprile 2019
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

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