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SASHA HUBER, Artist Talk, “Artistic Renegotiations of Archive, Memory and Place”

January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Boone Recital Hall
241 East 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Public Lecture, January 29, 12-1:15, Boone Recital Hall

Huber’s visit coincides with the inclusion of her work in the Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibit, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, curated by Tatiana Flores, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, US

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 video, photography, collaborations with researchers, and performance-based interventions. She has also discovered the compressed-air staple gun as a tool capable of producing visually arresting works that also functions like a symbolic weapon, offering the potential to renegotiate unequal power dynamics.

For further information on Sasha’s work, please visit:

Sponsored by Myriam J. A. Chancy, HBA Chair in the Humanities, Scripps College

This event is presented by Myriam J. A. Chancy, HBA Chair in the Humanities, Scripps College