Posts Tagged ‘National Gallery of Canada’

See the Anthropocene on the Great Lakes

By Krystyn Tully | Great Lakes Guide The planet around you is changing. It’s happening quickly, and it’s happening in dramatic ways. From the land we walk on to the waters we drink, your earth today is very different from your grandparents’ Earth. People have altered the Earth in such profound, lasting ways that scientists say…

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Edward Burtynsky – An earthen canvas.

By Deirdre Kelly | Nuvo Magazine Edward Burtynsky has made his name standing behind the lens. But today he is out front and in focus as the man who would save us from ourselves. It’s mid-morning at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and as the Canadian master photographer strolls through The Anthropocene Project, the acclaimed multidisciplinary exhibition combining…

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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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Edward Burtynsky & The Big Picture

By Holly Hughes | PDNOnline Edward Burtynsky thinks big. Since the 1980s, he has been making large-format images of the extraction and exploitation of natural resources and the impact of these vast operations on the environment. His latest project is his most ambitious to date. In two exhibitions on view now at the National Gallery of Canada in Toronto…

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“The Idea is to Raise People’s Awareness of Issues” – an Interview with Andrea Kunard, Curator of Anthropocene

By Anna Savitskaya Artdependence Magazine Two simultaneous, complementary exhibitions of Anthropocene opened on September 28th at the National Gallery of Canada (NCG) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The website dedicated to the exhibition defines Anthropocene as the current proposed geological epoch, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change. Three major artists: world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and multiple…

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Age of Anthropocene: Art highlights human destruction of Earth

By Jesse Tahirali & Marlene Leung CTV News Rainbow mountains of coloured plastic. Artificial cliffs carved into a coal mine. Sheets of pale dirt shaved clean from a shrinking forest. Humanity’s fingerprints are pressed all over the Earth’s surface, and famed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is putting them on full display at the Art Gallery of Ontario…

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Human-altered landscapes: visions of the Anthropocene

By Zoë Ducklow | National Gallery of Canada Magazine It was two years ago, while hovering over the Niger Delta in a two-dollar-per-second rented helicopter that Edward Burtynsky saw an oil-soaked scene of apocalyptic scale. Images of oily waterways flicker in dull rainbow hues; landscapes shine black and are littered with scorched trees; a boat speeds…

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Apocalypse Now

By Mark Pupo | Toronto Life Over the past 40 years, the photographer Edward Burtynsky has hunted down the world’s largest marble quarries, clear-cut forests and solar power fields. His super-sized shots showcase our ravenous appetite for Earth’s resources—Burtynsky is a war photographer of natural landscapes. For his latest project, Anthropocene, he reunited with his frequent collaborators, filmmakers…

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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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