AGW is Re-opening!


Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene Emerging

October 8, 2020

The large-format photographs by renowned artist Edward Burtynsky shown in Anthropocene Emerging were taken from a formative period in Burtynsky’s career – between 1991 and 2001. During this decade, Burtynsky travelled internationally to capture sublime industrial scenes – pictures he has referred to as “manufactured landscapes”.

The five bodies of work in this exhibition, featuring ships being recycled; the interiors and exteriors of oil refineries; and behind-the-scenes looks at quarry, mining, and recycling operations; depict difficult truths about how humanity is shaping our planet.

The beautiful images show a side of human consumption that many of us rarely think about. They may inspire viewers to consider the current state of our environment by featuring sites we would otherwise never see.


Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #34, 1996, colour photograph, ed. 2/10, 95.0 cm
Collection of the AGW; Gift of Falconbridge Limited, 2002, 2002.030

Members Only Period
Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11, 2020

What’s on View
Opening October 8, 2020

Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene Emerging
AGW Cares – Essential Workers Thank You
Signs of Protest
Detroit, We Love You
A Walk in the Wild
Elaine Ling – Abandoned: Namib Desert
Mixed Doubles: The Evan Penny Gift

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