Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds

By Lynette C March 18, 2019
Escher x nendo

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo.

The exhibition will explore Escher’s unique artistic vision covering the full span of his career. Highlights include some of Escher’s best-known works including Day and night, 1938, a woodcut representing light breaking over a Dutch landscape of exactly mirrored towns, fields and waterways, through to the masterpiece that was his final work, Snakes, 1969. Other famous Escher works in the exhibition include Up and down, 1947, Drawing hands, 1948, Relativity, 1953, and Waterfall, 1961.

Building on Escher’s optical illusions to create an otherworldly spatial installation, nendo has taken cues from Escher’s manipulation of space and his use of shifting perspectives and playful visual devices.

nendo has devised a signature motif for the exhibition design − the minimalist form of a house. The house appears throughout the exhibition in varied forms that reference Escher’s skilful manipulation of patterns as well as creating innovative displays for Escher’s work.

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2 DEC 18 – 7 APR 19

M. C. Escher

Drawing hands January 1948


Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands

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