The Power Plant

YOU NAME IT

Sasha Huber

Past Exhibition

FEB 5 – MAY 1 2022

Sasha Huber, still of Rentyhorn

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


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Lonti Ebers

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MAJOR DONORS

Phil Lind & Ellen Roland

SUPPORT DONORS

Fonds Hamelys Lillian & Billy Mauer Nadine Léonard

DONORS

Jennifer Grant & David Dattels Roula & Jad Shimaly

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CURATOR

Noor Alé

Assistant Curator

Jacqueline Kok, Nancy McCain & Bill Morneau Curatorial Fellow, 2021-2023

Swiss-Haitian-Finnish 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.

View Sasha Huber's reading list HERE.


The artist would like to acknowledge Arts Promotion Centre Finland for their support of her work.

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber, Mother Throat, 2017–19. Video, 10:30 min. Courtesy the artist. Installation view: YOU NAME IT, The Power Plant, 2022. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Sasha Huber, Space Race, 2018. Installation consisting of Moon and Mars sculptures (pine wood), 100 cm ø and video, 4:00 min (3D visualization by Tuomas Kankola). Courtesy the artist. Installation view: YOU NAME IT, The Power Plant, 2022. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Sasha Huber, Tailoring Freedom, 2021. Metal staples on photograph on wood, 97 x 69 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tamara Lanier. Installation view: YOU NAME IT, The Power Plant, 2022. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber, detail of Tailoring Freedom, 2021. Metal staples on photograph on wood, 97 x 69 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tamara Lanier. Installation view: YOU NAME IT, The Power Plant, 2022. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber, Renty in traditional African clothing, 2008. Ink on paper, 40 x 30 cm. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Installation view: YOU NAME IT, The Power Plant, 2022. Photo Henry Chan.

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Henry Chan.

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

TOUR THE EXHIBITION

SASHA HUBER ON YOU NAME IT

EXPANDING ACCESS

Listen to Sasha Huber's wall texts from the YOU NAME IT exhibition at The Power Plant, narrated by Jessica Velasco:

About the Artist


Sasha Huber

Sasha Huber is a Swiss-Haitian-Finnish artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. In her lens and performance-based practice, Huber addresses the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment.

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