Making Eden explores the stark contrast of utopian ideals against the darker realities. Functioning in two halves, the ground floor mirrors utopia perceived, while the upper floor is a representation of the grotesque reality. The batik fabric in Shonibare’s work signifies an authentic African heritage manufactured in the Netherlands, alluding to artifice and ambiguity and the unsettling fragmentation of hybrid identities. On the ground floor, the sculpture of Adam and Eve brings a scene from a master painting to life as never seen before. It’s like walking into a painting. Ashes to ashes, seeing is believing.