M.C. Escher meets Japanese design studio nendo in trippy new exhibition | New Atlas

A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria is blending art and design in an incredibly novel way, presenting the mind-bending work of legendary 20th century artist M.C. Escher within an immersive, custom-designed space created by innovative Japanese design studio nendo.

The exhibition, entitled Escher X nendo: Between Two Worlds, was inspired by the influence Escher’s work has had on architecture and design over the past 50 years. In an attempt to transcend the conventional idea of an exhibition space, the NGV tasked nendo with creating a series of spaces that function as novel three-dimensional evocations of Escher’s work, while also pragmatically functioning as environments to display a large series of classic prints and drawings from the Dutch artist.

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