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.
16 May – 22 September, 2019
via Speranza, 42 Bologna
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.
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.