“Anthropocene” at MAST Foundation in Bologna

“Anthropocene” is a multimedia exploration of the complex and indelible human signature on the Earth. Edward Burtynsky’s extraordinary photographs, the films by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, and several augmented reality installations take visitors on an epic journey around the world, capturing the most impressive evidence of human influence.

 

Edward Burtynsky, Mushin Market Intersection, Lagos, Nigeria © Edward Burtynsky, 2017

 

35 large-format photographs taken by Edward Burtynsky show with irresistible power the dramatic collisions between humans and nature: terraforming of the earth through mining, urbanization, industrialization and agriculture; the proliferation of dams and diverting of waterways; CO2 and acidification of oceans; the pervasive presence around the globe of plastics, concrete, and other technofossils; unprecedented rates of deforestation and extinction.


 

Practical information

“Anthropocene”
16 May – 22 September, 2019
MAST Foundation
via Speranza, 42 Bologna
Italy

 


Organized in four sections within the MAST spaces – 1.PhotoGallery, 2.Foyer, 3.Gallery Level 0, 4.Auditorium – the exhibition invites viewers to reflect on the deeper meaning of what these profound transformations signify.

 

Edward Burtynsky: Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017 © Edward Burtynsky, 2017

Pigment inkjet print, 148.6 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017

 

Anthropocene is curated by Urs Stahel, Sophie Hackett, and Andrea Kunard and it is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (AGO) and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (NGC) in partnership with Fondazione MAST.

 

Pigment inkjet print, 149.5 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017

Pigment inkjet print, 152.4 x 203.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017

Pigment inkjet print, 148.5 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.


 

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