Edward Burtynsky, Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany (detail), 2015, photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Exhibition Opening – Anthropocene

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada
Scotiabank Great Hall
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for the official opening of Anthropocene with artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. 

Anthropocene is a major new contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of world-renowned photographer Burtynsky and multiple award-winning filmmakers Baichwal and de Pencier. Proposed as a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene is defined by the permanent impact of human activities on the Earth such as terraforming through mining, urbanization and agriculture; human-caused extinction and biodiversity loss; and the global presence of materials such as plastics and concrete.

This multidisciplinary exhibition unites film, photography, augmented reality (AR) installations and scientific research. Photographs and visitor-activated films encourage a collaborative exploration of subjects inviting viewers to experience and reflect upon the pervasive and complex repercussions of our modern way of life on the present and future state of our planet.

This activity is free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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