JOURNEY TO INFINITY: ESCHER’S WORLD OF WONDER

About the Exhibition

Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder showcases the works of M. C. Escher, one of the world’s most famous graphic artists.

Featuring over 150 original works, the exhibition is a retrospective of his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs. The display begins with his early prints and naturalistic drawings inspired by Italy’s landscape. The exhibition further explores M.C. Escher’s work on tessellation and transformation of shapes, illustrating how metamorphosis became a unique feature of his art, blending fantasy and geometry. Pursuing his mathematical research, he created boundless images executed with incredible detail and precision in an attempt to represent infinity.

Until today, the international scientific community praises M.C. Escher’s work as a symbol of the interrelationship of Art and Science. Despite his understanding of mathematics being mainly visual and intuitive, he played with architecture and perspective to invent infinite and immersive worlds of wonder. M.C. Escher’s artwork continues to and inspire generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers, fond of his playful fantasies and fascinating constructions.

Exhibition Themes

All M.C. Escher works © 2016 The M.C. Escher Company – the Netherlands.  All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com 

Image Gallery


Interactives
MC. Escher Interactives


Tessellation Puzzle Activity

Visitors are invited to explore the potentials of tessellation with a large-scale Escher-inspired puzzle, through which they will discover the four principles of tessellation. 

MC. Escher Interactives


The Relativity Room

M.C. Escher was fascinated with the peculiar problems of depicting perspective. He created seemingly strange and impossible environments through his body of works. Visitors can step into Escher's Relativity Room, which plays with the room's proportions to create a distorted illusion of size.

Public Programmes

Public Guided Tour

In English:
Family Fridays 6 & 20 Jan, 3 & 24 Feb | 3pm - 4pm
Sunday 8, 15 & 22 Jan, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Feb | 5pm - 6pm
Sunday 26 Feb | 11:30am - 12:30pm

In Mandarin:
Saturday 14 & 21 Jan, 4 Feb | 2pm - 3pm & 4pm - 5pm

Send your brain spinning in this guided tour that brings you into the fantastical and impossible realm of M.C. Escher’s imagination. Discover how mathematical ideas and art are intertwined in Escher’s works, and how his way of thinking continues to have a profound influence today.

Complimentary to ticket-holders of Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder. Up to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make Your Own Tessellation Prints Workshop

Family Fridays 6 & 20 Jan, 3 & 24 Feb | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Discover the poetry of mathematics in this hands-on art-making workshop. With a starting point in grids and shapes, participants experiment and design their own tessellation prints, drawing inspiration from M.C. Escher’s tessellation artworks and emblematas.

$3 per participant, available to ticket-holders of Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Curator and Partners

Dr. Federico Giudiceandrea, the curator of Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder exhibition at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, is an avid collector of Dutch artist M.C. Esher’s works. His fascination with Escher began in high school, amassing over 150 prints and artworks by the Dutch graphic artist since 1990. In 2007, Dr. Giudiceandrea professionalised his personal interest by curating an Escher-themed exhibition, and today, he is behind more than 10 Escher exhibitions. He is also a board member of MUSEION (South Tyrolean Modern Art Museum).

Dr. Giudiceandrea is currently the Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director of the Research and Development Department at Microtec – a global wood scannig company. He has received many awards in recognition of his engineering works with Microtec – including the iF Design Award (2015) and the Marcus Wallenberg Prize (Winner, 2016).


The M.C. Escher Foundation was established by M.C. Escher himself in 1968 and its goal was to preserve the legacy of his work. The M.C. Escher Foundation today organizes exhibitions, publishes books and films about the life and work of M.C. Escher. The Foundation has a large collection of original work by M.C. Escher to its deposal and tries to get as many original pieces back to the Netherlands.

Arthemisia Group is Italy’s leading company in the production, organisation and staging of art exhibitions. Arthemisia Group has introduced and consolidated a new way of creating exhibitions, and is now a national and international point of reference for the organisation and production of high quality art events. Since 2000 Arthemisia has produced more than 450 exhibitions.