nendo at the National Gallery of Victoria

Collaborative exhibition displays nendo’s new object collection inspired by Escher’s prints

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nendo at the National Gallery of Victoria
27/11/2018 - The exhibition “Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds” will open to the public on December 2nd at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia’s oldest and most visited museum. 'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

This collaborative exhibition follows the previous Andy Warhol x Ai Weiwei collaboration held at the museum in 2015. “Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds” will display over 150 works by renowned Dutch artist M. C. 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.

The research and design process behind the exhibition has brought about the creation of a new object collection on display at the show. What started as paper mockups and tests evolved into 11 three-dimensional objects made from black and white painted metal. House for Escher is a collection commemorating nendo’s response to Escher’s art, and a tribute to a memorable collaboration. 'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

Inspired by Escher’s process and themes, the exhibition spans across nine areas, each displaying Escher’s artworks alongside nendo spatial installations. Birds, fish, insects, and other icons that frequently appear in Escher’s prints inspired the exhibition motif - the simple shape of a house, that accompanies the visitors, shifting scales and materials, creating an exhibition experience that transcends traditional gallery displays.'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

'Escher x nendo | Between Two Worlds', photo by Akihiro Yoshida

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