ANTHROPOCENE - UNTIL 05/01/2020 - MAST (BOLOGNA)

The Mast Foundation presents a European preview of the multidisciplinary exhibition that investigates the impact of man on the planet through the extraordinary images of world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, videos of award-winning directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, augmented reality installations and the film about the project.Anthropocene is a multimedia exploration that documents the indelible human imprint on earth: from the 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 Australian Great Barrier Reef , from the surreal lithium evaporation tanks in the Atacama Desert to the Carrara marble quarries and to one of the largest landfills in the world in Dandora, Kenya. The project debuted in Canada in September 2018 with the film ”Anthropocene: The Human Epoch“ screened as a world preview at the Toronto International Film Festival and with the exhibition staged simultaneously at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (organized in partnership with the MAST Foundation).The exhibition consists of 35 photographs by Edward Burtynsky, four huge high-resolution murals enriched with films by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, also authors of video installations with cutting-edge shooting techniques, three augmented reality installations with 3D-sized images almost natural, the aforementioned film and an interactive educational path and a rich program of cultural events, readings, round tables, screenings.