Friday November 9th at 4pm
Renate Aller will sign her book MOUNTAIN INTERVAL
essay by Terrie Sultan
RADIUSBOOKS @ PARIS PHOTO
Avenue Winston Churchill
RENATE ALLER: MOUNTAIN INTERVAL
Photography by Renate Aller
Essay by Terrie Sultan
Trade Edition: $60.00
Deluxe Edition: $5000.00
Limited to 15
archival UV print Swiss Alps, March 2015 on acrylic block (9″ x 12″ x 1.75″) and a signed copy of the book
ABOUT THE BOOK
The latest project from New York–based photographer Renate Aller includes mountain peaks from six continents.These photographs were taken from locations as high as 22,500 feet (adjacent to Mount Everest) to the European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. The subject matter is monumental, yet the images connect the viewer in a way that is not overpowering. Similar to the sand dune images from Ocean | Desert (Radius, 2014), the artist engages us with these giants in all their detail, the veins and textures of the rocks in their constantly transient state. Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, using and presenting the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Germany, Renate Aller lives and works in New York. Mountain Interval is her fourth monograph published with Radius Books, following Ocean | Desert, dicotyledon, and the long-term project Oceanscapes. Her artworks are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors, and museums, including Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; and Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY.
Terrie Sultan is curating an exhibition of Renate Aller’s work for Spring / summer 2019 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terrie Sultan is an American art historian and museum director. She is the director of the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island, New York. Her previous position was at the University of Houston in Texas. She has served in senior positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Sultan is a member of the International Association of Art Critics; is a Founding board member of Étant donnés, the French-American Endowment for Contemporary Art; and was awarded a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France (2003). Under her direction, the Parrish Art Museum constructed a new campus in Water Mill, New York.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
RADIUS BOOKS is a non-profit publishing company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is our firm belief that the arts—all arts—are vital to our nation and our culture’s future.Through our publication, education and donation programs, RADIUS BOOKS creates and promotes an ongoing dialogue among writers, thinkers, and artists.Over the past ten years, through our Library and School Donation Program, we have donated over 40,000 thoughtfully-crafted art books to libraries, schools, and art programs across the US.Your support will directly benefit the Donation Program, and ensure that RADIUS BOOKS will continue to impact arts education in unique and unexpected ways.