Anthropocene

National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada
28 September 2018 – 24 February 2019

The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario will co-present Anthropocene, a multi-disciplinary contemporary art exhibition that tells the story of human impact on the Earth through film, photography and new experiential technologies. Produced with the MAST Foundation (Bologna, Italy), the exhibition forms part of the Anthropocene Project from the collective of world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Co-curated by AGO Curator of Photography Sophie Hackett, CPI Associate Curator Andrea Kunard and MAST Curator Urs Stahel, Anthropocene will feature new Burtynsky photographs, high-resolution murals captured using cutting-edge photographic technologies and a number of powerful high-resolution video installations that document the progression of human influence such as terraforming, extinction, anthroturbation and technofossils.

Further information is available on The National Gallery of Canada’s website.

Image: Edward Burtynsky, Uralkali Potash Mine #2, Berezniki, Russia, 2017 photo © Ed Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto