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ESCHER'S JOURNEY, MUSEUM OF FRIESLAND | LEEUWARDEN

On April 25th the exhibition 'Escher's Journey' opened in the Museum of Friesland in the city of Leeuwarden, Escher's place of birth. XPEX developed the exhibition in close cooperation with the museum, and is exceedingly proud of the result, which has attracted acclaim by Dutch and foreign press.

"It feels like stepping through a looking glass, into the landscape of a dream."(BBC)

"the miracle is happening, After all those meticulously drawn cities and the sometimes almost hallucinatingly clear Italian landscapes, this etherial work is suddenly all fresh again, and as beautiful as it always has been. Even the alternating projection of the famous Metamorphosis II one one of the walls is breathtaking. - 5 stars."(NRC Handelsblad)

In a play of scenery, light, shadow and design the visitor travels with Escher, from the drab and flat Netherlands of the early 20th century, to the sun and mountains of the Mediterranean. Guided by approximately eighty original works, supplemented with letters, drawings, pictures and personal items, visitors step into the footsteps of M.C. Escher. For this major exhibition we worked in close cooperation with Rapenburg Plaza (light), Fiction Factory (exhibition construction), Johannes Verwoerd (graphic design), MCW creative studio (interactives Escher Studio) and Leo Zandvliet (interior Escher Studio).

The exhibition can be visited until October 28th, 2018. It is recommended to make a reservation.

 




 
IJSSELKOGGE EXHIBITION, BATAVIALAND | LELYSTAD

In 2009 a well-preserved medieval cog vessel was found near Kampen, in the river IJssel. After extensive research the IJssel Cog was lifted and brought to Batavialand in the city of Lelystad. There the ship will be conserved in an environment closed to the general public.Batavialand commissioned XPEX to make an interactive and family exhibition, depicting the story of the IJssel Cog of the time, as well as the current conservation of the ship. XPEX is currently developing the master plan for an entirely new heritage park, called Batavialand, which is a merger of the Nieuwland Heritage Center, the Batavia Shipyard and the Department of Maritime Archeology of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands/p>

 
 
DOORNBURGH ESTATE | MAARSSEN

For the Doornburgh Estate (Maarssen), housing the Priorij Emma's (designed by Jan de Jong according to the principles of the Bossche School) XPEX, together with Ernst Veen, developed a new, unique concept: a national meeting place for art and science. The former monastery will become a podium where professionals, talents, leaders and the general public have the opportunity to investigate and present new insights. There will be spaces for presentations, study and work spaces, artists in residence as well as a restaurant utilizing the priory gardens. The programming is being developed with partners in artistic and scientific education, professionals and artists.

 
 
SOUND AND VISION | HILVERSUM

Sound and Vision, the institute for media culture, renews. XPEX developed a masterplan for Sound and Vision and carries final responsibility for the artistic direction. Pieter van der Heijden is fulfilling the role of creative strategist for the renewal of one of the first experience-museums of the Netherlands. Sound and Vision manages the renewal process and delivers the content. Tinker imagineers develops the integrated special, graphical and media design.

 

 
CANON - MUSEUMS + HERITAGE SILVER AWARD | ARNHEM

On May 16th the Canon of Dutch History in the Netherlands Open Air Museum won the Museums + Heritage Silver Award 2018. The Open Air Museum won the price in the category ‘International’. XPEX performed the art direction of the realization of the exhibition. Furthermore, the Canon is also a nominee for the European Design Award, in the category ‘Exhibition Design’. The results will be published on June 2nd.

 
 
OTHER PROJECTS 

City Museum Zoetermeer, Museum & Observatory Sonnenborgh Utrecht, ‘Flevowand’ and ‘Water Management’ exhibitions in Batavialand Lelystad, Eel Museum Harderwijk, support of management Batavialand Lelystad, Adventure Island in Xiamen (China)

Concept and bidbook for the renewal of City Museum Harderwijk Consultancy furnishing of the listed monument Square ‘s-Gravenhof in Zutphen Feasibility study metro-train set ‘de Zilvermeeuw’ in Amsterdam Bijlmer suburb Reconnaissance of museum provision in Almere

 
 
TEAM EXPANSION

Since January Elvire Jansen has been reinforcing our team, in the function of concept developer. Elvire studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam, after which she worked as an educator at the Van Gogh Museum. In the recent years she worked at the Amsterdam Museum as an education and exhibition developer and was responsible for the new housing plans of the museum. Within XPEX Elvire works on, amongst other things, the Masterplan for Heritage Park Batavialand.

Joris Vriezen has been working at XPEX for some time, as project assistant. Joris studied International Business and Management in Groningen. He is involved with financial, organizational and ICT related subjects, for projects such as Madurodam, Doornburgh Estate and Batavialand. Furthermore, he focusses on the development of activities abroad, with an emphasis on China.

 
 
QUICK INTRODUCTION: JORIS VRIEZEN

Joris Vriezen has been working at XPEX for some time, as project assistant. Joris studied International Business and Management in Groningen. He is involved with financial, organizational and ICT related subjects, for projects such as Madurodam, Doornburgh Estate and Batavialand. Furthermore, he focusses on the development of activities abroad, with an emphasis on China.

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