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.
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.