Posts Tagged ‘AGO’

A Terrible Beauty: Art and Learning in the Anthropocene

By Shiralee Hudson Hill, Journal of Museum Education | ABSTRACT Art has the power to activate learning and emotion in unique ways—this is true of humans generally, and museum visitors specifically. Yet art galleries are often overlooked in the museum field as forums for dialogue and sites of learning about climate change. This article investigates…

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Anthropocene (Goose Lane Editions) Wins Canadian Museums Association Award

Tyrone Mine #3, Silver City, New Mexico, USA 2012. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky for The Anthropocene Project

Anthropocene (Goose Lane Editions, 2018) is the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Research in the art category by the Canadian Museums Association. The award, presented in Toronto on April 17th at the AMA’s 2019 National Conference, was the latest honour for the book, film and gallery project, which was deemed by judges as “nationally significant and exceeded the current standard of…

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Edward Burtynsky Depicts Our Alien Domain

Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky from The Anthropocene Project

By Louis Bury | Hyperallergic The power of Edward Burtynsky’s landscape photographs is undeniable. Their sweeping aerial perspectives are shot in a style that verges on abstraction without losing their figurative referent. The breathtaking, large-scale images depict landscapes altered and scarred by human industry and development. The stepped terraces and switchback roads of a dusty, Mars-red…

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Stirring Images of Our Impact on the Environment

By Amy Brady | Hyperallergic TORONTO — Standing in a spacious gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, I held back tears as I watched piles of confiscated elephant tusks go up in flames. The moment had been captured by filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The poignant short film is as…

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Art and the Environment: Museums Adjust to a New Climate

By Greg Morrison | Sotheby’s Museum Network “We cannot take action together on something we don’t discuss,” says Miranda Massie, director of New York’s Climate Museum. She’s referring to the fact that although 65% of Americans purport to be anxious about climate change, only about 5% speak about it. Her institution, founded in 2015, is working…

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Anthropocene reveals the scale of Earth’s existential crisis

By Kevin Ritchie NOW Toronto Can a geological epoch become a household word? For the last 12,000-odd years, the earth enjoyed the Holocene, the period of stable climate since the end of the last ice age. Nearly two decades ago, scientists popularized the term Anthropocene to describe the new period we are believed to have…

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Burtynsky’s Anthropocene coming to the AGO in September 2018

By Kevin Ritchie | NOW Magazine The photographer’s sprawling collaboration with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier will open simultaneously in Toronto and Ottawa The latest collaboration between photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier is the Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) major fall 2018 exhibit. The trio, who previously worked…

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[PRESS RELEASE] Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada to co-present major exhibitions detailing the impact of humans on Earth

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. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 15, 2017, 12 P.M. EST #AnthropoceneProject unveils new works by the artist collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier…

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[TALK] Anthropocene: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier

Wednesday May 3, 2017 8 pm Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario Members $15 | Public $17 | Students $10 Tickets available online Thursday March 23 BUY TICKETS Join us for a conversation with renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier. They will be discussing their latest collaborative project—Anthropocene —…

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