Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds




Exhibitions Melbourne, Australia December 2, 2018 - April 7, 2019

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The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, hosts this collaborative exhibition, which follows the Andy Warhol x Ai Weiwei collaboration held at the museum in 2015. Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds will show over 150 works by renowned Dutch artist MC. Escher, famous for his optical illusions and impossible realities. Commissioned by the NGV, nendo was invited to collaborate and respond to Escher’s prints to create new work and exhibition design. Birds, fish, insects, and other icons that frequently appear in Escher’s prints have inspired the exhibition motif – the simple shape of a house that shifts scales and materials, creating an exhibition experience that transcends traditional gallery displays. The research and design process around the exhibition has brought about the creation of a new object collection that will be displayed in the show. What started as paper mockups and tests has evolved into 11 objects made from black and white painted metal. The House for Escher collection commemorates nendo’s response to Escher’s art and is a tribute to a memorable collaboration.

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