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Maurits has been founded by Federico Giudiceandrea in 2010. The company owns one of the world’s largest collections of works by Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and works by contemporary artists which are thematically related to Escher’s œuvre. The collection currently encompasses around 600 pieces that have already been exhibited in cities as Rome, Milano, Singapore, Madrid, Lisbon and New York. Together with the Dutch MC Escher Foundation and the Roman exhibition house Arthemisia, Maurits succeeds to recorded art exhibitions with visitor records. For each exhibition a catalog with the exhibited works as well as essays by Federico Giudiceandrea and his co-curators in the respective national languages is published and made available for sale.

With the idea to streamline, automate and optimise manufacturing processes by means of image processing, Federico Giudiceandrea has founded MiCROTEC Srl in Brixen/Bressanone. Today the company has become market leader in opto-electronic measurements for the wood processing industry.

Federico Giudiceandrea shares his passion for technology and innovation as Business Angel within the framework of Microtec and Maurits Srl. He supports young, motivated talents which are founding startups with both a financial aid and his know how as well as extensive experience.

05.02.2020 • Peter Raedschelders: Peace

Peter Raedschelders: Peace

Peace to everyone with this new tessellation by Peter Raedschelders from Belgium.

15.01.2020 • Richard Hassell: Descartes´ Dream

Richard Hassell: Descartes´ Dream

Where do the lizards run to? Incredibly beautiful new artwork by Richard Hassel in progress. We can’t wait to see the original.

09.01.2020 • Henk Wyninger: Artisten

Henk Wyninger: Artisten

Happy new year with this amazing present by Henk Wyninger.
A Tesselation Puzzle with the strongest man in the world 💪

See two of his artworks also at the Escher exhibition at Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy. It is open until 7th June 2020

17.12.2019 • Results Contamination Lab “Arte e Tecnologia”

Results Contamination Lab “Arte e Tecnologia”

There is a winner at Contamination Lab “Arte e Tecnologia”, Venice! And please remember that the results will be presented at a final exhibiton at Galleria Massimodeluca, Mestre, from 30 December to 16 January.

26.11.2019 • Ca’Foscari Contamination Lab – Escher

Ca’Foscari Contamination Lab – Escher

We want to inform you about an extraordinary collaboration of the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Maurits Srl and Microtec.

“It’s called Contamination Lab – Escher (Art and Technology)” and it’s an innovative didactic laboratory oriented to the development of projects to improve the perception of art through technological innovation. In this edition we want to use technology in the service of the artistic experience and in particular we will take inspiration from the figure of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Dutch artist, engraver and graphic beloved by scientists, logic, mathematicians and physicists who appreciate his original interpretations of concepts belonging to science.”

We are looking forward to present you the final projects at the end of this year.

16.11.2019 • Now on show: “What a wonderful world”

Now on show:  “What a wonderful world”

We are pleased to announce a new exhibition which will also show three works from the Maurits Srl collection. To be seen from 16 November in Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Magnani e Chiostri di San Pietro.

The exhibition explores the profound meanings of Ornament, no longer seen as a merely superficial embellishment but as a phenomenon that impacts our daily life and relationship with the aesthetic dimension, due to the effects of historical processes, the interweaving of cultures and philosophical, sociological and anthropological influences.

08.11.2019 • Opening of the exhibition “The Money Maker – economy goes culture” in Brixen

Opening of the exhibition “The Money Maker – economy goes culture” in Brixen

On Friday, November 08, the opening of the exhibition “The Money Maker – economy goes culture” took place in the Stadtgallerie Brixen. Until January 10 2020, works created by the collaboration of ten artists and companies from Brixen will be shown.

Artist Ali Paloma presents “Detect Defect” as a neon sign; this stands for the optimization technology of the Microtec company and simultaneously for the performance-oriented striving for perfection in our society.

29.10.2019 • Announcement new Maurits exhibition at Trieste, Italy

Announcement new Maurits exhibition at Trieste, Italy

We are proud to announce the location of our next Escher exhibition: Salone degli Incanti in Trieste, Italy. The exhibition starts on 18 December, details will follow soon.

15.10.2019 • Interview with Federico Giudiceandrea in Franzmagazin

Interview with Federico Giudiceandrea in Franzmagazin

A chat about art, mathematics and the art of M.C. Escher between Abram Tomasi from franzmagazine and Federico Giudiceandrea (text language is Italian).

  • Since 2003 Maurits is lending prints from its collection to exhibitions organized worldwide. Each exhibition is accompanied by an elaborate catalogue.

  • There is a winner at Contamination Lab “Arte e Tecnologia”, Venice! The results were presented at a final exhibition at Galleria Massimodeluca, Mestre, from 30th December 2019  to 16th January 2020.

  • Hosted by Matera 2019 – European Capital of Culture

    When we move, what happens in the place we left? Does it remain empty? Does it fill up? With what?

    The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 BC) responds that bodies move from one place to another like fish in water and that nature does not allow for emptiness. Hence another question arises. If nature is full, what forms can the primordial elements, or ‘atoms’ if we prefer, take to match one another and fill the void?

    Since the time of Euclid (who lived between the fourth and third centuries BC), researchers of geometry and algebra have looked for possible answers. Alongside them, generations of artists have measured themselves against the same theme, taking it from the three dimensions of space to the two dimensions of the flat surface and designing tiles that, by translation, cover it in full. A classic example is the tiling of the Alhambra, in Granada.

    Filling the Void presents instead a review of the most recent works dedicated to the tessellation of flat surfaces: those carried out by M.C. Escher in the 1930–70s and those from a series of contemporary artists inspired by the same tradition.

    The exhibition is a part of the show “The Poetry of Primes – From Pitagora to algorithms”, curated by Piergiorgio Odifreddi.

    An Escher tunnel

    Escher’s famous metamorphoses in the exhibition.

    Piergiorgio Odifreddi speaking at the opening of the exhibition in June

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    Guided Tour with the curator Federico Giudiceandrea

  • Escher is the best known, but not the only artist who has measured himself against the periodic isometries of the plane, to put it in scientific terms. Before him, Koloman Moser, an exponent of Viennese Art Nouveau, did it and after him, a group of contemporary artists such as Andrew Crompton, David Hop, Hans Kuiper, Francine Campagne, Alain Nicolas, Robert Fathauer and Sam Brade.

    The exhibition Filling the void – MC Escher and beyond at the StadtGalerie (Galleria Civica) in Bressanone offers a review of the graphic works of these artists: a total of 26 works, mostly prints. Each of them is accompanied by a graphic card that highlights and illustrates the characteristics. Among the works on display are eight tessellations by MC Escher and some aperiodic tessellations by Richard Hassell.

    Peter Brunner, major of Bressanone with the curators Federico and Lucio Giudiceandrea and Alex Pergher at the inauguration.

    Luigi Grasselli, Universitá degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, and Curator Federico Giudiceandrea

    Children trying to make their own tessellations with Tessel-gons by Robert Father

Maurits

Presenting, Providing, Supporting

  • For individual exhibition projects, Maurits Srl provides installations and films that are produced by selected companies in coordination with the Escher Foundation. Maurits Srl also publishes catalogues for other exhibitions.

  • Tessellations are periodic when a tile repeated by translation is denti ed: a square, for example, is translated in north-south and east-west directions. As well as being translated each shape can be rotated. A third movement can be re ecting the shape on di erent axes.

    Not all the possible combinations of these movements create a periodic tessellation. 17 of these are possible. In this sense we refer to the periodic isometries of the plane or, more simply, to the “wallpaper group”.

  • The video was shown for the first time at the Escher exhibition in Napoli (November 2018). Escher’s famous graphic is populated here by small figures who do not let themselves be disturbed in their everyday activities by the impossible architecture.

  • Presented on April 26, 2018 at Friesmuseum • Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

  • Presented on January 26, 2018 at Museum of Art DeLand • Florida, USA

  • Presented on October 13, 2017 at Palazzo Blu • Pisa, Italy

  • See yourself in Escher’s iconic sphere.

  • Immerse yourself in the world of Print Gallery and stand in a real gallery where you look at an artwork that shows a gallery where you look at an artworks that shows a gallery where you look at an artwork…

Maurits

Presenting, Providing, Supporting

  • Federico Giudiceandrea shares his passion for technology and innovation as Business Angel within the framework of Maurits Srl and Microtec. He supports young, motivated talents which are founding startups with both a financial aid and his know how as well as extensive experience.

  • Signality helps you create real-time tracking data by using your existing videos setup. Player and ball tracking data in real-time will provide you with new tactical insights data that will lead to wins.

  • Connexx is an innovative start-up company founded in 2014 in Bolzano. The company is engaged in the development, production and marketing of software and hardware for urban automation. In addition, Connexx wants to use solutions to improve the performance of Wifi networks and the management of generated data streams and make it more user-friendly. Large Wifi networks enable the development of a wide range of value-added services for end users and network operators. Connexx is a provider of integrated and highly customizable solutions.

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    As a specialist in fruit and food scanning with a great experience and a long history, they are using the newest and most innovative technology. By using optoelectronic multi-sensor quality scanning technologies, they enhance the quality and value of fruit and food by optimizing grading, sorting, storage, and production.