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Carte Blanche with Sasha Huber

Carte Blanche with Sacha Huber and Petri Saarikko!

These two artists will teach two performance workshops, which will be presented to the public on January 28 and 29, 2016. We are inviting slammers, designers, tambourine players and other artists to participate in these two performance workshops:

  • The “Perejil” or “Parsley” Workshop refers to the tragic events of 1937 in the Dominican Republic (9 AM-12 PM from January 7th to 29th)
  • The “Remedies” Workshop is a collective performance on beliefs and practices related to health and well-being (1-3 PM from January 7th to 29th)
  • Free workshops- attendance required !

Dates to remember for the public:

Wednesday, January 6th at 5 PM: Conference on the life and work of Géo REMPONEAU, a Haitian artist from the 1950s and founder of Le Centre d’Art, as well as on the work of his granddaughter, Sasha Huber.

Thursday, January 14th at 5 PM: Projection of “PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 5”: performance videos by 12 artists and collectives including the performance “Haiti Chérie” by Sasha Huber, presented at the Grand Palais as part of the HAITI exhibit (November 2014-January 2015) – 1 hour – the film will be followed by a discussion with the artist.

Saturday, January 16th at 3 PM: conference by Marilise Rouzier on traditional family medicine in Haiti.

Thursday, January 28th at 5 PM: performance of PEREJIL.

Friday, January 29th at 5 PM: performance of REMEDIES.

The Swiss-Haitian artist, Sasha Huber, and the Finnish artist, Petri Saarikko, are a visual artist couple working in Finland. They have exhibited together and individually in many museums as well as alternative sites and have participated in international residencies since the 2000s. In 2011, they founded an alternative art space called Kallio Kunsthalle in Helsinki, which has welcomed more than 40 exhibits from international artists.

During a residency in Sweden in 2011, they started the “Remedies” project, which they continued in New Zealand in 2015 as well as in Australia where it was presented at the Mildura Palimpsest Biennial #10.

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