At the MAST Foundation in Bologna, the “Anthropocene” exhibition will premiere in Europe until January 5, 2020, which investigates the impact of man on the planet through the extraordinary images of Edward Burtynsky, the films of Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and the immersive experiences of augmented reality.
The Anthropocene project is a multimedia exploration that documents the indelible human imprint on the earth: from breakwater barriers built on 60% of the Chinese coasts to the cyclopean machines built in Germany, from the psychedelic potassium mines in the Ural Mountains in Russia to the devastation of the Great Barrier Australian coral, from the surreal lithium evaporation tanks in the Atacama Desert to the Carrara marble quarries and one of the largest landfills in the world in Dandora, Kenya.
Anthropocene is the result of a four-year collaboration between world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and award-winning directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier who, combining art, cinema, augmented reality and scientific research, document the changes that man has left on the earth and testify to the effects of human activities on natural processes.
The exhibition is curated by Sophie Hackett, Andrea Kunard, Urs Sthael.
via Speranza, 42 – Bologna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm