January 29 – May 23, 2022

YOU NAME IT

Sasha Huber

Finland

The Power Plant presents Sasha Huber’s first solo show in North America.

Woman dressed warmly with snow in the background

Sasha Huber, still of Rentyhorn, 2008. Video, 4:30 mins. Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Photo: Siro Micheroli

Ticketing Information

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: The Power Plant

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.

Overview

CURATOR: NOOR ALÉ
ASSISANT CURATOR: JACQUELINE KOK, NANCY MCCAIN & BILL MORNEAU CURATORIAL FELLOW, 2021-2023

Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber uses performance, photography, and film, among other media, 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. The exhibition at The Power Plant, Huber’s first solo show in North America, will feature over a decade’s worth of work prompted by the cultural and political activist campaign “Demounting Louis Agassiz,” which seeks to redress the racist legacy of the Swiss- born naturalist and glaciologist Louis Agassiz (1807–1873). Huber’s artworks thus challenge the terms by which we remember, asking not only who and what we memorialize, but also, and more importantly, how we do so.

YOU NAME IT is initiated, organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada in collaboration with Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Autograph ABP, London, United Kingdom; and Turku Museum, Finland.

Venue

The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8
Canada

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