Eric Weeks’ Wawa Store project on exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Prof. Eric Weeks (Chair, Photography & Video) has work in two international shows, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His exhibitions feature work from Twentysix Wawa Stores, a film, print, and artist’s book project documenting the convenience and gasoline store’s locations along the Lincoln Highway, one of the nation’s first transcontinental highways.  

The Rotterdam festival, Freedom Redefined, wrapped up Sunday, was inspired by the COVID-19 crisis “and the drastic events of recent times,” according to its release. Weeks presents an in-person artist talk Saturday at the festival. 

Those interested have a chance to virtually attend Weeks’ Abu Dhabi artist talk Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 am (EST). The Zoom link is here, and the passcode is 428417. Twentysix Wawa Stores is being hosted at Zayed University’s College of Arts and Creative Enterprises through Feb. 20 as part of the university’s Innovation Calendar 2023. 

Image: Freedom Redefined promotional image featuring Twentysix Wawa Stores photo by Eric Weeks.