Shooting Stars: A Public Lecture with Sasha Huber, 1pm, Friday 26 June

Location: 

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Start date: 

26 June 2015

End date: 

26 June 2015

Hours of admission: 

1pm - 2pm

Sasha Huber, Shooting Stars (2014). Jean Chenet (1918, Haiti–1963, Haiti), Street muralist and jewelry designer from Port-au-Prince, victim of the Tonton Macoute death squads and artists mothers godfather.  Leaf silver on metal staples and larch wood. 27 x 32 x 4 cm.
Sasha Huber, Shooting Stars (2014). Jean Chenet (1918, Haiti–1963, Haiti), Street muralist and jewelry designer from Port-au-Prince, victim of the Tonton Macoute death squads and artists mothers godfather. Leaf silver on metal staples and larch wood. 27 x 32 x 4 cm.
Sasha Huber. Photograph by Kai Kuusisto, 2014
Sasha Huber. Photograph by Kai Kuusisto, 2014

Swiss Haitian artist Sasha Huber will give a talk from 1pm on Friday June 26, at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery about her contemporary portraiture practice. She will talk about her recent project Shooting Stars (2014-), that she created using an air-powered industrial staple gun to create detailed, shimmering imagery of people that have been subjected to assassination and eradication for political, ethnic, ideological or economic reasons.

Further more she will talk about projects she is working on during her current Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist in Residence programme. Her final exhibition will be from July 8-22 at the Te Whare Hēra gallery.

More information on Sasha Huber may be found here – http://www.sashahuber.com