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Edward Burtynsky: Megaresources
May
31
to Jul 14

Edward Burtynsky: Megaresources

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Philadelphia Contemporary

Opening Reception: May 31, 6 – 9pm

Artist Talk: April 3, 5:30pm
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Our dependance on natural resources like coal, steel, and stone prompt a high demand for large quantities to be produced on a massive scale. Through the lens of Edward Burtynsky we are able to examine the magnitude of these human-driven operations that result in total reconfigurations of natural landscapes over time. In these photographs minerals and metals are unearthed, accumulated and distributed, both as solids and liquids. Through these images we become privy to the timescales and geographies of the raw materials that make up our everyday lives.

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Water: Edward Burtynsky
Jun
8
to Sep 22

Water: Edward Burtynsky

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The Cleveland Museum of Art

As part of Cuyahoga50, a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire and celebration of the progress made since toward clean water for all, the Cleveland Museum of Art will present two exhibitions that highlight the impact of human behavior on the environment. Featuring the work of renowned contemporary artist Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, born 1955), Water: Edward Burtynskydraws attention to current threats to clean, sustainable water and encourages visitors to reflect on individual actions that can impact the future of our planet.

Burtynsky’s global portrait explores humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with water, the world’s most vital natural resource. Thirteen monumental color photographs survey locales from the Gulf of Mexico to the shore of the Ganges. Offering both aesthetic abstraction and concrete data, these hauntingly beautiful images encourage us to ponder whether current water-management strategies are among the great human achievements or the most dangerous failures.

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Edward Burtynsky: The Human Signature
Oct
17
to Nov 24

Edward Burtynsky: The Human Signature

Flowers Gallery
London, UK

Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Edward Burtynsky. The exhibition marks the culmination of a five-year multidisciplinary project with long-time collaborators Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier on the Anthropocene, a proposed name for our present geological age in which humans have a profound influence on the current state of the planet.

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Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene
Oct
11
to Dec 8

Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene

Weinstein Hammons Gallery
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Opening reception with the artist on October 11 from 6:00-8:00pm

The Holocene epoch started 11,700 years ago as the glaciers of the last ice age receded. Geologists and other scientists from the Anthropocene Working Group believe that we have left the Holocene and entered a new epoch termed the Anthropocene.

I have come to think of my preoccupation with the Anthropocene — the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet — as a conceptual extension of my first and most fundamental interests as a photographer. I have always been concerned to show how we affect the Earth in a big way. To this end, I seek out and photograph large- scale systems that leave lasting marks. At the heart of my challenge has been the pursuit of vantage points that best enable me to picture the relationship of these systems to the land.” — Edward Burtynsky

Anthropocene is an ambitious new body of work by world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. For this project, Burtynsky traveled to six continents over the course of 4 years. He photographed the Uralkali potash mines in Berezniki, Russia, which are in darkness 1000 feet underground, using LED lighting and long exposure times; he completed several 60 foot dives o the Indonesian Island of Komodo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to capture one of the last thriving coral reefs on the planet; and he aerially photographed the mountains of plastic in Kenya’s Dandora Landfill site and the phosphor mining ponds in Florida.

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Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene
Oct
4
to Nov 3

Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene

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Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

The Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to announce the release of Edward Burtynsky's highly anticipated Anthropocene at their new location in October 2018. Four years in the making, The Anthropocene Project will tell the story of human impact on the Earth through film, photography, and new experiential technologies.

This September, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada will premiere two simultaneous and complementary museum exhibitions. The Anthropocene Project will also include a feature-length documentary film and a book published by Steidl.

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Man and Earth
Sep
23
to Mar 24

Man and Earth

Preus Museum
Horten, Norway 

Since the beginning of his thirty-years career, the Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has always centered his objective in the effects of human intervention on nature and, in particular, on the insolent industrialization of landscapes.

His imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, manufacturing, shipping, oil production and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places. These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence: our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption on one side, and our concern for the health of our planet, on the other. His work shows us, in a surprising and poetic way, the relationship between the humans and the environment, two elements which will always be intertwined, since neither would exist without the other.

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Aqua Shock
Mar
25
to May 20

Aqua Shock

Ludwig Museum
Koblenz, Germany

 

On display are examples from his recent series ‘Aqua Shock’, for which Burtynsky crisscrossed five continents to explore extreme ecological situations and to record not only the reserves, but the use, distribution and waste of water. He reveals the dangers that lie in the ongoing exploitation of water resources. In his own words: ‘I wanted to trace the evidence of global thirst and threatened sources. Water is part of a pattern I’ve watched unfold throughout my career. I document landscapes that, whether you think of them as beautiful or monstrous, or as some strange combination of the two, are clearly not vistas of an inexhaustible, sustainable world.’– Edward Burtynsky (Walrus, October 2013).

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Edward Burtynsky: Water Matters
Mar
14
to Jun 8

Edward Burtynsky: Water Matters

Arup,
8 Fitzroy Street,
London W1

The exhibition explores the multi-faceted nature of our relationship with water through photographs made by Burtynsky between 2010 and 2013 in different locations around the world, including Gujarat, India; Yunnan Province, China; Aragon, Spain; and Florida, USA.

Shot from aircraft, helicopters or drones several thousand feet above the earth, the large-format photographs are both detailed and panoramic, beautiful and disturbing. Though not immediately apparent, all the photographs in this exhibition connect to water and our use of this finite resource.

This project has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of Flowers Gallery, London.

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A Terrible Beauty: The Seductive Lens of Edward Burtynsky
Mar
2
to Apr 6

A Terrible Beauty: The Seductive Lens of Edward Burtynsky

UNB Art Centre
University of New Brunswick

The UNB Art Centre invites you to immerse yourself in the large format photographs of celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky in the exhibition A Terrible Beauty: The Seductive Lens of Edward Burtynsky on view from March 2- April 6, 2018. The exhibit features 25 of the photographer's digital chromogenic prints as well as a portfolio of smaller prints entitled Pentimento. These works produced between 1985 and 2016, include pieces from each of the artist's major series. The University of New Brunswick gratefully acknowledges this gift to the UNB Permanent Collection by the artist.

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Witness: Edward Burtynsky
Jan
20
to May 21

Witness: Edward Burtynsky

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Exhibitions Gallery Level 1
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario

Acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky brings environmental issues to our attention through awe-inspiring and often abstract images that document industrial sites. The photographs are a reflection of our times, and show the complex effects that global manufacturing, and the demands of first world consumers have on the planet. From aerial views of oil fields in Nigeria, to salt pans in India, to Italian Carrara marble quarries and nickel tailings in Sudbury, his stunning large-format photographs made over the past three decades bear sublime witness to the reality of current environmental issues. This exhibition celebrates a recent gift of 76 photographs donated by the artist to the AGH; the largest donation he has made to a museum.

Edward Burtynsky’s distinctions include the TED Prize and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. In 2006 he was awarded Officer of the Order of Canada and currently holds seven honorary doctorate degrees. Burtynsky lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.

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Edward Burtynsky: The Scarred Earth
Jun
10
to Oct 16

Edward Burtynsky: The Scarred Earth

Audain Art Museum
Whistler, British Columbia

The Audain Art Museum is proud to announce the third Special Exhibition of 2017. Opening on June 10, 2017, Edward Burtynsky: The Scarred Earth is the next in a series of international calibre experiences for our members and visitors organized by the Audain Art Museum’s Darrin Martens, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator.

Edward Burtynsky, as a documentary photographer, has chronicled humanity’s influence over the Earth’s surface over the past three decades. The Scarred Earth is an intimate look at how we, as a species, have altered our physical landscape through resource extraction.

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Intentional Landscapes
May
6
to Jun 30

Intentional Landscapes

Intentional Landscapes is world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s second exhibition with the gallery. Burtynsky has spent his career traveling the world documenting waterfronts, farmlands, irrigation plots, rivers and various water maintenance systems – focusing mainly on landscapes where industry has transformed nature. The resulting images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence. Burtynsky states, “Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction.”

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Salt Pans
Feb
12
to Mar 29

Salt Pans

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Sundaram Tagore Singapore is pleased to present new large-scale color photographs from Salt Pans, the latest installment in Edward Burtynsky’s ongoing series of photographs exploring different industrialized landscapes around the world. 
 

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Edward Burtynsky: Aqua Shock – Selections from the Water Project
Oct
29
to Feb 19

Edward Burtynsky: Aqua Shock – Selections from the Water Project

Burtynsky’s most ambitious body of work to date will be exhibited at the Borusan Contemporary, which is a pioneer with its office museum structure. “Aqua Shock: Selections from the Water Project” explores humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource.

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Matières résiduelles / Tailings
Oct
26
to Dec 18

Matières résiduelles / Tailings

La Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’UdeS et le Colloque Innovation en valorisation des matières résiduelles présentent l’exposition Burtynsky. Edward Burtynsky (né en 1955 à Saint Catharines, Ontario) est un artiste de réputation internationale. Ses photographies de paysages dévastée révèlent l'impact de l'humanité et de la civilisation sur les paysages.

The Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’UdeS and the Colloque Innovation en valorisation des matières résiduelles present the exhibition Burtynsky. Born in 1955 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Edward Burtynsky is a world-renowned artist whose photographs reveal the impact of humanity and civilization on landscapes. Through his powerful works, he shows places devastated by human activity.

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Salt Pans | Essential Elements
Sep
29
to Oct 22

Salt Pans | Essential Elements

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Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions by Edward Burtynsky, Salt Pans and Essential Elements. The exhibitions will open on September 29th and run until October 22nd with an opening reception on Thursday, September 29th. The exhibitions are accompanied by two new books, Edward Burtynsky - Salt Pans, published by Steidl, and Edward Burtynsky – Essential Elements, curated and edited by William A. Ewing and published by Thames & Hudson.  A special limited edition of Edward Burtynsky – Salt Pans features a Salt Pans print and is available for purchase through the gallery. A talk with Burtynsky and Mr. Ewing will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, October 1.

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil
Sep
23
to Jan 14

Edward Burtynsky: Oil

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Edward Burtynsky: Oil, an exhibition featuring more than 50 large-scale color landscape photographs by Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky, will be on view at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Sept. 23, 2016-Jan. 14, 2017. The exhibition surveys a decade of Burtynsky’s photographic imagery exploring different aspects of the modern world’s most transformative resource, oil. The exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, the same museum responsible for Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains public art installation in Las Vegas.

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Salt Pans | Essential Elements
Sep
16
to Oct 29

Salt Pans | Essential Elements

In Salt Pans, Burtynsky conveys both the sublime aesthetic qualities of the industrialised landscape and the unsettling reality of depleting resources on the planet, through a series of geometric compositions photographed from the air above the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India.

Mounted in the upper gallery Essential Elements comprises of a selection of photographs weaving an evocative journey through Burtynsky’s past projects, China, Manufactured Landscapes, Quarries, Oil and Water, drawing together the visual and thematic threads that connect throughout his oeuvre. The exhibition will coincide with the publication of a major new monograph, Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements, edited and curated by William A. Ewing. Published by Thames & Hudson on 15 September 2016, the book provides an overview of Burtynsky’s work across four decades, including iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs. 

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Edward Burtynsky: Infinite Change
Sep
16
to Jan 11

Edward Burtynsky: Infinite Change

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Infinite Change focuses on the recent gift of 40 works to KWAG by the artist—a supplement to the 53 works that were brought into the collection in 2000. Many of the works included in this exhibition reflect Burtynsky’s increasing use of an aerial vantage point—a viewpoint generally associated with scientific, rather than artistic, inquiry.

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Water
Jul
1
to Sep 18

Water

WATER features Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky’s exploration of humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. Between 2007 and 2012, Burtynsky travelled the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, crafting an ambitious representation of water’s increasingly fragmented lifecycle. In enormous, color prints Burtynsky’s aerial images trace the various roles that water plays in modern life—as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting, the abstract pictures hover between the worlds of painting and photography, forming a compelling global portrait of water that functions as an open-ended question about humanity’s past, present, and future relationship with the natural world.

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Edward Burtynsky: Water
Feb
2
to May 15

Edward Burtynsky: Water

The exhibition includes 58 photographs, all large (4 by 5 feet minimum), all extremely high-definition, and all composed with great skill. Many are aerial photographs, as his quest to rise above the ordinary translated into the use of planes, helicopters, drones, and even a 50-foot pneumatic mast.

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