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Museum-Cinema: Cinematic Fridays at the Museum / M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity, 2018 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity, 2018 | Dir. Robin Lutz, Netherland, 81 min.; Dutch, English, Italian, and German with Hebrew subtitles
Introductory lecture: Galit Landau Epstein, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

The film presents the story of world-famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898–1972). This entertaining, eye-opening portrait—history, psychology, and psychedelia, in equal parts—gives us the man through his own words and images. Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more (voiced by British actor Stephen Fry) are presented alongside Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works—which appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of the artist’s sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents, while musician Graham Nash talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s.

The film looks at Escher’s legacy, which is evident in tributes to his work in movies, fiction, posters, tattoos, and elsewhere throughout popular culture. Few fine artists of the twentieth century can lay claim to such popular appeal. This is a surprising film about a unique artist.

More films on Museum-Cinema:
3/5/24, 11:30 Maverick Modigliani, 2020 >
10/5/24, 11:30 Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, 2019 >
7/6/24, 11:30 Witkin & Witkin, 2017 >
14/6/24, 11:30 Sophie Calle, 2012 >
21/6/24, 11:30 Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, 2020 >
28/6/24, 11:30 Toulouse Lautrec, l’insaisissable, 2019 >
5/7/24, 11:30 Angelica, 2019 >