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Ode aan Nederland

2 January - 1 April 2024

Axel, the Netherlands

Fine Art - Ode aan Nederland - Nederland - Expositie - Gallery- Art- Jimmy Nelson- Zeeland - Kunst - Humanity - Het Warenhuis - Axel

Captivating Journey through Dutch Culture and Identity

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation proudly announces the opening of the first of four travelling exhibitions at Het Warenhuis in Axel, celebrating Dutch cultural heritage.

The exhibition, titled “Ode aan Nederland” (Homage to the Netherlands) features work from the book “Between the Sea and the Sky”. The exhibition’s objective is to return the artwork of the communities to their rightful homes, thereby nurturing a sense of pride in preserving Dutch heritage. As a result, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation will enthusiastically donate each of the 20 communities one artwork.

Dates of the travelling exhibition

Photo - Jimmy Nelson- Marken- The Netherlands - Between the Sea and the Sky
Ode aan Nederland: De Trailer

Giving back to the communities

Breaking free from conventional perspectives, “Ode aan Nederland” delves into the essence of 20 Dutch communities featured in Nelson’s latest book, “Between the Sea and the Sky”. Through the lens of Jimmy Nelson, this exhibition presents a profound exploration of the concealed and overlooked identity of a nation that, in its relentless march into the future, had appeared to lose touch with its authentic roots forever.

The heart of the exhibition lies in its reciprocity program of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, which includes donating 20 artworks to the 20 communities that participated in the “Between the Sea and the Sky” project.

This initiative stands as a testament to Jimmy Nelson’s commitment to giving back to the communities that inspire his work. By giving back, a meaningful bond is nurtured between art, culture, and the communities, underscoring the significance of community engagement and collaboration.

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