Phantom Limb Art Beyond Escher

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Art Beyond Escher

25 January 2018 - 06 January 2019

Blink for a brief moment. Is this right? Or is someone playing you for a fool? In 2018, allow the Frisian Museum to purposely mislead you. Monumental showpieces by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists introduce you to a world where nothing is as it seems.

These contemporary artists follow in the footsteps of M.C. Escher, whose famous prints can also be seen in the museum as of the 28th of April, 2018. Escher insinuated alternatives to daily reality. Although his work may seem logical and realistic at first glance, this notion disappears upon closer inspection: a staircase going neither up or down, a floor that turns out to be a wall. He himself said: "I can’t help myself but to trifle with our irrefutable certainties".

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Art Beyond Escher

25 January 2018 - 06 January 2019

Blink for a brief moment. Is this right? Or is someone playing you for a fool? In 2018, allow the Frisian Museum to purposely mislead you. Monumental showpieces by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists introduce you to a world where nothing is as it seems.

These contemporary artists follow in the footsteps of M.C. Escher, whose famous prints can also be seen in the museum as of the 28th of April, 2018. Escher insinuated alternatives to daily reality. Although his work may seem logical and realistic at first glance, this notion disappears upon closer inspection: a staircase going neither up or down, a floor that turns out to be a wall. He himself said: "I can’t help myself but to trifle with our irrefutable certainties".

A visit to this exhibition is an estranging experience. The works of art play with contrast, light, order, perspective, infinity and space. You are introduced to a world that is seemingly impossible, giving you a sense of disorientation. The Frisian Museum presents a mix of celebrated installations and works not previously seen in the Netherlands, including Michiel Kluiters, Funda Gül Özcan, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Dominique Teufen, Mark Philip van Kempen, Matthijs Munnik and Patrick Corillon.

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When

  • every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday until January 6th, 2019from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Friday until April 26th, 2018from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Friday starting from April 28th, 2018 until January 6th, 2019from 11:00 to 17:00

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  • from €0.00 to €30.00

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