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Sasha Huber - You Name It
This comprehensive publication focuses on the artwork and activism of Helsinki-based visual artist and researcher of Swiss and Haitian heritage Sasha Huber.
Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1975. She lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Huber's work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses performance-based interventions, video, photography, and collaborations. Huber is also claiming the compressed-air staple gun, aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon, while offering the potential to renegotiate unequal power dynamics. She is known for her artistic research contribution to the Demounting Louis Agassiz campaign, aiming at dismantling the glaciologist's lesser-known but contentious racist heritage. This long-term project (since 2008) has been concerned with unearthing and redressing the little-known history and cultural legacies of the Swiss-born naturalist and glaciologist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), an influential proponent of "scientific" racism who advocated for segregation and "racial hygiene". Huber also works in a creative partnership with artist Petri Saarikko. Together they have initiated the long-term project Remedies Universe (since 2011) which explores aural family-knowlege in different geographical and cultural contexts and been invited to artist residencies around the world.
Edited by Mark Sealy and Gaëtane Verna. Texts by Noor Alé, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Julie Crooks, Hans Fässler, Paul Gilroy, Sasha Huber, Maria Helena P. T. Machado, Walter D. Mignolo, Temi Odumosu, Mark Sealy, Christina Sharpe, Françoise Vergès, Gaëtane Verna.
published in February 2023
English edition
19,5 x 28 cm (hardcover)
192 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-549-8
EAN : 9788867495498
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