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Conversation: Renate Aller and Makeda Djata Best

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  • Renate Aller joins Makeda Djata Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography and the interim head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums, for a conversation about Aller’s work. The talk is presented in connection with Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation.
  • 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 projects. Her works are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors and museums, including Lannan Foundation, National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Parrish Art Museum, and Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland.
  • Makeda Djata Best’s interests focus on 19th- and 20th-century American photography, with a special interest in photojournalism, documentary, war photography, and text and image works. She is the author of Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America and the editor of Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography Since 1970. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, an M.F.A. and a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, and a B.A. from Barnard College.
  • This is a recording of the 1/13/23 event at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.
  • "Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation" is on view October 22, 2022 - February 12, 2023.
  • Video Production by Angus Reid – Q Filmworks.
Production Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 15:30

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