Visualizing Climate Change
in collaboration with
Kühlhaus – Berlin 17 February – 5 March Luckenwalder Strasse, 10963 Berlin
Renate Aller (DE), Corey Arnold (US), Michael Benson (US), Broomberg & Chanarin (RSA/UK), Edward Burtynsky (CA), Scott Conarroe (CA), Peter Funch (DK), Noémie Goudal (FR), Adam Hinton (UK), Richard Mosse (IRE), Simon Norfolk (NG), Christopher Parsons (UK), Erik Schytt Holmlund (SE), Toby Smith (UK) and Klaus Thymann (DK).
MELTDOWN has previously shown at:
The Natural History Museum, Vienna June 5 – September 1st 2019.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, November 23rd 2019.
The Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana, January 18th, 2022 – May 2, 2022o
Whirinaki Whare Taonga, New Zeeland, February 26th – May 8th 2022.
The Nelson Provincial Museum, New Zealand, June 3rd – October 2nd 2022.
Climate change is altering where water is being stored – shifting water from earth,
glaciers and ice bodies to the oceans. Renate Aller’s work creates a visual journey of
the hydrologic cycle, starting in the mountain glaciers and finishing in New York City’s harbor.
The series highlights how all Earth’s systems are linked by water and that impact
and the effect is dispersed geographically. For humans this impact will mainly be felt in
coastal cities, but this global problem will affect different communities
Renate Aller intentionally pairs images, showing the interconnectedness of distant
environments, opening up conversations between the different emotional, political
and actual landscapes in which we live.
the exhibition is accompanied by the book:
The Space Between Memory and Expectation photo book published by Kehrer Verlag
in the USA signed copies available via Photo-Eye Books Essays by: Makeda Best, Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums and Courtney J. Martin, director of the Yale Center for British Art
Born in Germany, Renate Aller lives and works in New York. “The Space Between Memory and Expectation” and “side walk 6′ apart in NYC” are her most recent books, both published by Kehrer Verlag, Germany Fall 2021. “Mountain Interval” and the artist’s previous projects “Ocean and Desert”, “dicotyledon” (published by Radius Books of Santa Fe) and the long term project “Oceanscapes – One View – Ten Years” (co published by Kehrer Verlag and Radius Books) support the artist’s investigation into the relationship between Romanticism, memory and landscape – in the context of our current socio-political awareness.
Her works are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors and museums, including Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Yale University Art Gallery, CT, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, , Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland and New-York Historical Society Museum, New York, NY