Anthropocene at Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada brings together new images, film installations and augmented reality (AR) installations by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The images – captured on every continent – shed light on unseen areas of the globe, revealing the impact of human intervention on the natural landscape. Bringing together science and art, the project unearths the scale of industrial activity on the planet.
The artists explain: “Our ambition is for the work to be revelatory, not accusatory, as we examine human influence on the Earth both on a planetary scale and in geological time. The shifting of consciousness is the beginning of change.”
From 28 September at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Find out more here.
1. Edward Burtynsky, Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017. Pigment inkjet print, 149.5 x 198 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.
2. Edward Burtynsky, Clearcut #1, Palm Oil Plantation, Borneo, Malaysia, 2016. Pigment inkjet print, 148.6 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.
3. Edward Burtynsky, Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA, 2012. Pigment inkjet print, 148.5 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017