New Orleans Museum of Art announces Edward Burtynsky: Water

New Orleans Museum of Art announces Edward Burtynsky: Water an exhibition on view October 5, 2013 – January 19, 2014.

Edward Burtynsky xiaolangdi dam #1, 2011 yellow river, henan province, china chromogenic print image edward burtynsky/nicholas metivier gallery

Edward Burtynsky xiaolangdi dam #1, 2011
yellow river, henan province, china
chromogenic print
image edward burtynsky/nicholas metivier gallery


NOMA->CAC is proud to present Edward Burtynsky: Water, the world premiere of the latest body of work by internationally renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, in the second floor Lupin Foundation Gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center. This second initiative of the ongoing NOMA->CAC programming partnership includes over 50 large-scale color photographs that form a global portrait of humanity’s relationship to water. Burtynsky’s images address several facets of the world’s vital resource, exploring the source, collection, control, displacement, and depletion of water.

Edward Burtynsky (born 1955, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) has long been recognized for his ability to combine vast and serious subject matter with a rigorous, formal approach to picture making. The results are images that are part abstraction, part architecture, and part raw data. In producing Water, Burtynsky has worked across the globe-from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges-weaving together an ambitious representation of water’s increasingly fragmented lifecycle.

NOMA->CAC is an ongoing exhibition and programming partnership between two of the most significant cultural institutions of New Orleans: the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Center. Edward Burtynsky: Water is the second initiative of this unique collaboration, which will draw on the strengths of both institutions to provide thought-provoking exhibitions and programming for a cross section of the community.

More information: http://noma.org/

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