Edward Burtynsky, Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland (detail), Florida, USA  2012, photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Member Preview – Anthropocene

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada
Lower Contemporary Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for the member preview of Anthropocene.

Anthropocene is a major new contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and multiple award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas 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.

Be on the lookout for our knowledgeable and friendly interpreters in the exhibition space to answer any questions you may have. On site for the  Members’ Preview between 1 and 3 pm.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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