Courtesy of the artist
L201704_008

Quaternaire IV (Anthropocène)

2005 (Date created)
Medium
Polyester
Technique
Photographic Impression
Type
Prints, photographic
Dimensions
100 in W x 48 in H (Object)
Culture
Canadian
Exhibition Label
The Anthropocene Working Group is currently trying to establish whether modern humans have created a permanent layer onto the strata of the Earth. If so, the Anthropocene would be proposed as a new geological epoch under the Quaternary period. Although the ecological crisis concerns all societies (with various degrees of responsibility), many scholars warn against a hegemonic approach to the Anthropocene thesis. Alternatives to the term itself have also been proposed, among others Capitalocene -- the age of capital, the system that instigates our harmful behaviors.
Status
Loan
Provenance
Isabelle Hayeur

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