On November 14th, for the European Night of Museums 2020, come visit our new exhibition Mounds and Voids: From Human to Global Scale, featuring renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.
Travelling around the planet for decades and exploring the residual landscapes left behind by our modern existence, Edward Burtynsky has produced images of uncanny beauty of abundance and absence, the local and global issues of water and oil, the exploitation of resources and the resulting impact on labour forces and populations. Burtynsky recently delivered an ambitious and panoramic project of all the components of a development that is as coherent as it is politically committed,Anthropocene.
This Canadian Cultural Centre exhibition proposes a new and subjective crossing of the corpuses of this colossal body of work. Mounds and Voids focuses on the industrial and human means convened in the profitable exploitation of land, on the overall equilibrium of the mounds and voids created by our local imbalances, on the subterranean sections and reliefs that have nothing natural about them. Far away from the large urban centres and the everyday lives of the privileged, what imprints do the operations of digging and piling leave on our planet? What do we see and what do we know of those who dig, extract, pile up and work with bare hands where industrial machinery cannot?
Curator: Catherine Bédard
November 10th, 2020 – January 29th, 2021
From Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5.30 pm
Special opening on Saturday, November 14, 2020 for the European Night of Museums, from 6 pm to 11 pm. Last entrances at 10.30 pm.