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Edward Burtynsky 'Water: Photographs 2009 - 2013'    Jan 31, 2014 - Mar 15, 2013

All American Canal, West of Yuma, California, USA
Edward Burtynsky
All American Canal, West of Yuma, California, USA, 2009
 
Bay of Cadiz, Spain
Edward Burtynsky
Bay of Cadiz, Spain, 2013
 
Benidorm #2, Spain
Edward Burtynsky
Benidorm #2, Spain, 2010
 
Colorado River Delta #4, Sonora, Mexico
Edward Burtynsky
Colorado River Delta #4, Sonora, Mexico, 2011
 
Kumbh Mela #1, Haridwar, India
Edward Burtynsky
Kumbh Mela #1, Haridwar, India, 2010
 
Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India
Edward Burtynsky
Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India, 2013
 
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Exhibition 31.01.2014 – 15.03.2014

Opening 30.01.2014, 7pm

in Collaboration with Galerie Stefan Röpke, Köln

WATERMARK: Movie Screening: 9 February 2014, 3.45pm / Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlinale 2014

As part of this year’s Berlinale, the film WATERMARK by Edward Burtynsky will be screened on 9 February 2014, at 3.45pm, at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Afterwards cocktail reception in the gallery, Edward Burtynsky will be present. Please contact us, invitation needed.



Galerie Springer Berlin presents the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky

We are pleased to present Canadian Photographer Edward Burtynsky. After his well renown OIL in 2012 at cIo Berlin we are showing a selection of work from his latest series WATER, in collaboration with Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne. Along with the film WATERMARK and the BURTYNSKY – WATER book (Steidl), it is Mr Burtynsky’s largest project to date, documenting the scale and impact of manufacturing and consumption on the world’s water supplies. Burtynsky chronicles 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. The photographs, both beautiful and haunting, create a compelling global portrait that illustrates humanity’s past, present and future relationship with the natural world.

Shooting in ten different countries for the WATER project, Burtynsky’s subjects include dry-land farming in Spain, pivot irrigation sites in Texas, and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In these instances, Burtynsky took to the air using conventional helicopters, remote controlled helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft, to bring the scale of the human imprint into a more meaningful perspective. He also travelled to photograph millions of people bathing in the cleansing power of the sacred Ganges River in India; mega-dam construction on the upper Yangtze and the once-a-year silt release on the Yellow River in China, the precious virgin watersheds of British Columbia and the dry beds of the Colorado River Delta.
Heide and Robert Springer

About Edward Burtynsky
Born in 1955 of Ukrainian heritage at St Catharine’s, Ontario, Burtynsky is a graduate of Ryerson University (Bachelor of Applied Arts in Photography) and studied Graphic Art at Niagara College in Welland. Mr. Burtynsky’s distinctions include: the TED Prize, The Outreach award at the Rencontres d’Arles, The Flying Elephant Fellowship, Applied Arts Magazine book award(s), and the Roloff Beny Book award. In 2006 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada and holds four honorary doctorate degrees, with a fifth to be awarded in 2013. Edward Burtynsky’s works are in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; and the National Gallery of Canada. Burtynsky received the inaugural TED Prize in 2005, named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006, and in 2012, he won the prestigious Tiffany Mark Award for his philanthropic endeavours. Edward Burtynsky lives in Toronto, Canada.

About Galerie Springer Berlin
The programme focuses on photography and comprises a group of international artists whose works form insightful dialogues. Besides four to six exhibitions in Berlin and the participation in leading national and international art fairs, our activities are completed by support service for private and public collections. Gallery artists include, amongst others: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Lehmann-Brauns, Arnold Odermatt, Catherine Gfeller, Denmark (Marc Robbroeckx), Edward Burtynsky, Georges Rousse, Lohner Carlson, Wiebke Elzel and Jana Müller. The gallery works amongst others, with A. R. Penck, Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Herbert Hamak in the art trade. The gallery was founded in 1991 in Frankfurt (Main) as Springer & Winckler Galerie. In 1998 it moved to Berlin into the spaces of Rudolf Springer, Robert Springer’s father, who retired at this time after 50 years of gallery activity and art dealing. Since 2012 the gallery is led by Heide and Robert Springer as GALERIE SPRINGER BERLIN, a name full of tradition.

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