The Exhibition & Experience
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY – INDUSTRY CITY
8 June 2018 – 3 February 2019
Arthemisia, Italy’s leading art exhibition producer, will make its American debut with ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience, an exhibition of over 200 works by the iconic Dutch artist M.C. Escher, from June 8, 2018 through February 3, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Industry City.
The exhibition is curated by Mark Veldhuysen (curator of the M.C. Escher Foundation Collection for over thirty years) and Federico Giudiceandrea (one of the world’s foremost collectors of, and experts on, the art of M.C. Escher).
ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience is the most important and the largest exhibition of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States. The exhibition’s American premiere follows its wide success internationally – in cities including Rome, Bologna, Milan, Singapore, Madrid and Lisbon – where it has been attended by over 1 million visitors.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972) is world renowned for his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs, executed with incredible detail and mathematic precision to create and construct impossible worlds. Escher had a natural intuition for mathematical drawings, and was captivated by repeating patterns of interlocking tessellations, and the paradoxical representations of infinity. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science, and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians, and designers alike.
A one-of-a-kind artist who used to say that “wonder is the salt of the earth”, Escher has broadened the imaginations and perspectives of generations of art lovers, through works in which everything is connected: science, nature, analytical rigor and aesthetic beauty.
“Escher was a singular artistic visionary, whose works still beguile and entrance wherever they are seen” said curators Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giudiceandrea. “We are thrilled to bring this exhibition to New York, and to expose new audiences, young and old, to an artist whose vast influence can be felt throughout the spectrum of contemporary culture.”
ESCHER. The Exhibition and Experience is produced and organized by Arthemisia in collaboration with the M.C. Escher Foundation, promoted by Industry City and is curated by Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giudiceandrea.
The catalogue is published by Maurits.
The exhibition space is designed by Corrado Anselmi Studio.
Venue and Public opening dates
June 08th, 2018 – February 03rd, 2019
Industry City (34 34th Street, Building 6), Brooklyn, NY
Preferred subway route: Take the D, N, or R train to the 36th Street (Brooklyn) stop
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Sunday from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
(The ticket office closes an hour before closing time)