ANTHROPOCENE

BURTYNSKY BAICHWAL DE PENCIER

An•thro•po•cene
Our current geological epoch, proposed by members of the Anthropocene Working Group and beginning mid-twentieth century, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.

16 MAY 2019 – 5 JANUARY 2020

Anthropocene is an art project investigating the indelible human footprint on the Earth through the astounding images of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Combining photography, film, augmented reality and scientific research, the artists create a multimedia exploration which documents the ways in which humankind has changed the planet, bearing witness to the effects of the human activity on natural processes.

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Photo credit

© Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Admira Photography, Milan / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

  • Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012 (detail)
  • Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany 2015 (detail)
  • Saw Mills #1, Lagos, Nigeria 2016 (detail)
  • Makoko #2, Lagos, Nigeria 2016 (detail)

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An international non-profit organization associated with the Coesia industrial group and conceived as a bridge between the company and the community, the MAST Foundation was set up in 2013 with the aim of sharing its cultural mission with the city. A multifunctional laboratory in which to experiment with new models of company welfare, MAST, a place for sharing and collaborating that hosts various activities open to the city. The PhotoGallery, with a programme of temporary exhibitions dedicated to industrial and work photography, curated by Urs Stahel, is the only institution in the world devoted to images focused on work.

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