Oki Sato and his design firm Nendo have created an immersive installation that spans across nine display areas within The National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne. The spaces serve as a frame to compliment, and at times contrast with, 157 prints and drawings by the renowned Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher.
Born from the concept of creating a space for Escher, the simple shape of a house serves as a leading motif in the exhibition. And its role shifts between practical and conceptual, at times serving as seating while at other times heightening anticipation as visitors cross through pathways.
And as the title of the exhibition “Between Two Worlds” implies, a conscious decision was made to focus on the differences between Escher and Nendo. “For example, Escher expresses three-dimensional ideas in two-dimensional techniques while Nendo does the opposite.” The exhibition opened in early December and runs through April 7, 2019.Hopefully it will make it’s way to other cities as well!