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SASHA HUBER: ARTISTIC RENEGOTIATIONS OF ARCHIVE, MEMORY AND PLACE

 Sasha Huber (Switzerland, b. 1975) Rentyhorn, video 4’30’’, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.

Sasha Huber (Switzerland, b. 1975) Rentyhorn, video 4’30’’, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.

The lecture  explores the roles of artists and scientists in society, Haitian-Swiss artist Sasha Huber discusses her work, which focuses on the politics of memory and belonging in relation to the ways that colonialization has marked the landscape and environment. In addition to highlighting pieces from the Shooting Back and Shooting Stars series which portray victims and perpetrators of physical, economic and political violence, she will also discuss Demounting Louis Agassiz, an ongoing project that deconstructs the legacy of the Swiss-American geologist, biologist, and explorer who advocated for segregation and ethnic cleansing.

Location: Screening Room

$10 | Members $5

Space is Limited and reservations are recommended. To RSVP call 562-437-1689.

 

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, who will host a companion lecture that discusses the integration of art, science and other creative inquiries on January 18, 2018. Click here for more information on the companion lecture.

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About the Artist:

Sasha Huber (Switzerland, b. 1975) is an artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Utilizing methods and materials that range from performance-based interventions to photography and compressed-air staple guns, Huber’s work is concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Huber has participated in various international exhibitions, including the 2014 Biennale of Sydney and the 2015 Venice Biennale and holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. She is currently completing doctoral studies at the Aalto University Helsinki and the University of Arts Zurich.