The exhibitions Aqua Shock with works by Edward Burtynsky will be on display at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz from 25 March to 20 May 2018.
The multi-award-winning photographer (born 1955) achieved world-wide acclaim with his breathtaking, large-format photographs showing landscapes altered by mankind, industrial areas, and urban agglomerations. Burtynsky is dedicated to documenting natural landscapes that are exposed to the continuous threat or profound damage of manmade destruction, such as climate change or oil spills.
This presentation comprises selected works from Burtynsky’s recent series, Aqua Shock, for which he travelled five continents to explore extreme ecological situations – and to record not only the reserves, but also the use, distribution, and waste of water. In doing so, he illustrates the dangers of the ongoing exploitation of our world’s water resources.
To quote the photographer: “I wanted to trace the evidence of global thirst and threatened sources. Water is part of a pattern I've watched unfold throughout my career. I document landscapes that, whether you think of them as beautiful or monstrous, or as some strange combination of the two, are clearly not vistas of an inexhaustible, sustainable world.“ (Edward Burtynsky, Walrus, October 2013).
The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Admira, Milan.
Within Germany, Edward Burtynsky is represented by the Springer Gallery, Berlin.
For further information visit
Ludwig Museum Koblenz
Galerie Springer Berlin