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This comprehensive publication focuses on the artwork and activism of Sasha Huber. A Helsinki-based visual artist and researcher of Swiss and Haitian heritage, Huber’s creative practice encompasses performance, photography, film, mixed media, reparative interventions, and collaborations to investigate colonial residues left in the environment. Her projects conceive of natural spaces—mountains, lakes, glaciers, forests, and craters—as contested territories, highlighting the ways in which history is imprinted onto the landscape through acts of remembrance, including memorialization through naming and the erection of monuments. For over a decade, Huber has produced work in relation to the cultural and political Demounting Louis Agassiz campaign, which seeks to redress the racist legacy of the Swiss-born naturalist and glaciologist. With her artworks, Huber challenges the terms by which we remember, asking not only who and what we memorialize, but also, and more importantly, how we do so.
Made in conjunction with Autograph, London, this publication features installation images of Huber’s Winter 2022 exhibition at The Power Plant, YOU NAME IT. These images accompany a co-written foreword by former Director and Artistic Director of The Power Plant Gaëtane Verna and Director of Autograph Mark Sealy, an interview between Huber and YOU NAME IT curator Noor Alé, and texts by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Julie Crooks, Hans Fässler, Paul Gilroy, Maria Helena P. T. Machado, Walter D. Mignolo, Temi Odumosu, Christina Sharpe, and Françoise Vergès.
Editors: Mark Sealy and Gaëtane Verna
Designer: La Villa Hermosa
Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT was presented at Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, April 9–September 12, 2021; The Power Plant, Toronto, February 5–May 1, 2022; Autograph, London, November 10, 2022–March 25, 2023; and forthcoming at Turku Art Museum, Finland, June–September 2023.
Publisher: The Power Plant, Autograph, and Mousse Publishing
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