As part of the Lincoln PhotoFest in February 2009, a community-wide celebration of photography, the Sheldon Museum of Art presents an exceptional group exhibition, Evolving Eden: Three Photographic Perspectives, featuring Paris—New York—Shanghai, a fifteen-year project by acclaimed Dutch artist Hans Eijkelboom. In the exhibition and recent book already in its second printing, Eijkelboom creates a clever and witty study of three major cities, selected for having been (or promising to be) the cultural capital of its time. His deadpan, note-taking process, which is in line with the works of Ed Ruscha, Joseph Kosuth, and Hans-Peter Feldman, depicts modern city life in a series of ingenious snapshot-style grids, which enable the viewer to simultaneously compare the photographic studies of each metropolis and its citizens. The work reveals stunning similarities between the three cities. As Eijkelboom writes in the accompanying book, “Globalization, combined with the desire of cities for visually spectacular elements, is leading to the appearance everywhere of city centers that look the same and where identical products are sold.” This group exhibition presenting diverse viewpoints on our contemporary world also includes artists Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Edward Burtynsky.
Exhibition on View:
Friday, February 6, 2009 –Sunday, July 31, 2009
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
12th and R Street