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Anthropocene : Burtynsky, Baichwal, de Pencier / curatorial team, Sophie Hackett, Andrea Kunard, Urs Stahel.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario ; Fredericton, New Brunswick : Goose Lane Editions, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Other author/creatorHackett, Sophie, 1971- curator, contributor.
Other author/creatorKunard, Andrea curator, contributor.
Other author/creatorStahel, Urs, curator, contributor.
Included WorkBurtynsky, Edward, 1955- Works. Selections.
Included WorkBaichwal, Jennifer. Works. Selections.
Included WorkDe Pencier, Nick. Works. Selections.
Other author/creatorArt Gallery of Ontario, organizer, host institution.
Other author/creatorCanadian Photography Institute, organizer.
Other author/creatorFondazione MAST, organizer.
Other author/creatorNational Gallery of Canada host institution.
Uniform titleAnthropocene (Art Gallery of Ontario)
Contents Foreword / Stephan Jost, Marc Mayer, and Isabella Seràgnoli -- Far and near : new views of the anthropocene / Sophie Hackett -- The anthropocene and its "golden spike" / Colin Waters & Jan Zalasiewicz -- "How anthropo-scenic!" : concerns and debates about the age of the human / Karla McManus -- Works -- Life in the anthropocene / Edward Burtynsky -- Our embedded signal / Jennifer Baichwal -- Evidence / Nicholas de Pencier -- Adams, Adams, Baltz, Burtynsky : the role of landscape in North America photography / Urs Stahel -- The art museum and the anthropocene / Andrea Kunard.
Abstract "Anthropocene is the latest book by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nick de Pencier to chronicle the massive and irreversible impact of humans on the Earth - on a geological scale. In photographs that are both stunning and disconcerting, Burtynsky, Baichwal, and de Pencier document species extinction (the burning of elephant tusks to disrupt the illegal trade of ivory), technofossils (swathes of discarded plastic forming geological layers), and terraforming (mines and industrial agriculture). The book also features a range of essays by artists, curators, and scientists, some part of an international group of scientists who have proposed that the Earth is now entering a new era of geological time where human activity is the driving force behind environmental and geological change - i.e. the Anthropocene. Thus the book brings contemporary art into conversation with environmental science and anthropology on a topic that urgently affects all of us. Anthropocene is published to coincide with a major international exhibition opening simultaneously in September 2018 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada and the release of a film on the same topic by Baichwal and de Pencier. The exhibition will travel to Fondazione MAST in Bologna in the spring of 2019." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Exhibitions noteCatalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, from 28 September 2018 to 6 January 2019 ; at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, from 28 September 2018 to 24 February 2019 ; at the Fondazione MAST, Bologna, from Spring 2019.
Genre/formv Exhibition catalogs.
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
ISBN9781988788043 (hardcover)
ISBN1988788048 (hardcover)
ISBN9781773100975 (Goose Lane Editions)
ISBN1773100971 (Goose Lane Editions)

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