From July 11 to August 14, 2021, the exhibition “Dekolonialwaren Huber” by artist Sasha Huber will be a guest at the Am Platz Gallery.
From 11 July to 14 August 2021, a special exhibition will be hosted at the Galerie am Platz in Eglisau. As the gallery writes, artist Sacha Huber was inspired by a photo from the family archive for the “Dekolonialwaren Huber” exhibition. The photograph shows her great-grandfather Eugen Huber in the 1920s in front of the “E. Huber Grocery Store” on Forchstrasse 23 in Zurich.
“Through her ‘No Mohr’ sculpture series – wood carvings and handmade soap from charcoal – Sasha Huber discusses the debate over the term colonial goods and highlights it from the perspective of decolonization,” says Galerie am Platz, “the artist has been busy for many years with his Swiss-Caribbean roots and themes Memory and belonging with reference to colonial history.
Born in Iglesia
Sacha Huber (born in 1975) grew up in Iglesau. Today she lives and works in Helsinki. Their location shows, photographs, videos, and graphics are often created in artists’ residences.
Sacha Huber originally comes from the graphics field. In 2006 I completed my MA in Graphic Design/Visual Culture at what is now Aalto University in Helsinki. In 2018 she was awarded the State Artistic Prize of the Finnish Artistic Promotion Center.
She is currently working on a practice-related PhD project “Demounting Louis Agassiz” at the Department of Arts and Media at the University of the Arts Zurich (ZHdK) in Zurich. Her entire work is currently on an international tour called “You Name It”: in Rotterdam since the beginning of June, in Toronto and London next year, in Finland in 2023.
“Dekolonialwaren Huber” at Galerie am Platz in Eglisau:
Vernissage: July 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
End: August 14, 3pm-5pm
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