Edward Burtynsky’s New Series: Anthropocene

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August 29, 2018 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Edward Burtynsky: Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Polk County, Florida, USA, 2012. Inkjet print, 58 ½ x 78 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto and the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) in Ottawa and co-produced with the MAST Foundation, the new exhibition Anthropocene will open at the AGO and CPI on September 28. Told through photography, film, and experimental technologies, this exhibition tells the story of how humans have impacted the earth. The artists—photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier—explained, “Our ambition is for the work to be revelatory, not accusatory, as we examine human influence on the earth both in planetary scale and geological time. Humans now change the earth’s system more than all natural forces combined, and we want to bear witness in an experiential way to these lasting impacts. The shifting of consciousness is the beginning of change.” The exhibition will be on view at the AGO and CPI until early 2019.

Edward Burtynsky: Saw Mills #1, Lagos, Nigeria, 2016. Inkjet print, 58 ½ x 78 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.

Edward Burtynsky: Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017. Inkjet print, 58 ½ x 78 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.

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