Exhibit-related events throughout January
BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present several events in connection with “The Space Between Memory and Expectation,” an exhibit of large format photographs by Renate Aller of mountains, glaciers, trees, the ocean, and other natural landscapes, paired with a site-specific installation of a moss-covered stone from the West Brattleboro home of the late artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason.
On Friday, January 13, at 7 pm, Aller will have a conversation about her exhibit with 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. Register for this free, in-person event at brattleboromuseum.org or call (802) 257-0124, ext. 101. Walk-ins are also welcome, subject to available seating.
On Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28, at 6 pm, Megan Buchanan and a team of artistic collaborators will present two performances of “REGENERATIONS: Reckoning with Radioactivity,” an interdisciplinary project that draws inspiration from “The Space Between Memory and Expectation.” The project focuses on the spent radioactive fuel, radioactive water, and soil left behind by Vermont Yankee in Vernon. It explores some of the impacts of nuclear energy throughout the world and includes expressions of grief and love for the earth. Buchanan’s collaborators include Susan Barba, Meg Bathory-Peeler, Grainne Buchanan, Liza Cassidy, Margie Ferry, Hannah Mohan, Nellie Prior, and others to be announced. Admission to each performance, which will include poetry, dance, projection, and live music, is $10 for general admission, $5 for BMAC members, and free for students and youth 18 and under.
A series of creative development sessions for “REGENERATIONS: Reckoning with Radioactivity” will take place at BMAC on the following Sundays from 1 to 3 pm: January 8, January 15, and January 22. Admission to these sessions is free.
Born in Germany, 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 the Lannan Foundation, National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Parrish Art Museum, and Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland. “The Space Between Memory and Expectation” is on view at BMAC through Sunday, February 12.