Escher

The Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art presented a solo exhibition of one of the key artists of the 20th century, Maurits Cornelis Escher. The entire second floor of the museum’s main building was given over to the exhibition.
The artist’s oeuvre was revealed in over one hundred works from various periods, which included lithographs, engravings and linocuts, as well as archival photographs and film.
A succession of colors was used throughout the exhibition rooms to contrast the mostly monochrome artworks. The spaces allude to Escher’s works, playing on perspective, composition and scale, leading the visitor through a slightly altered reality.

Design: Olga Treivas, Very Odyn, Mikhail Mikadze, Asya Baranova
Client: Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
Curator: Andrei Tolstoy
Project Status: completed
Location: Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
Area: 1200 m2
Year: 2013
Photography: Asya Baranova

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  • Escher’s artworks had a strong influence on contemporary graphic design and animation

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  • The exhibition is divided into four zones, interconnected by an optical illusion corridor

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  • Maurits Cornelis Escher is one of the most quoted artists of the twentieth century

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