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Sash Huber exhibits at NZ Portrait Gallery

Sash Huber exhibits at NZ Portrait Gallery

Self portrait by Sasha Huber

Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber, an artist who fires an air-powered
industrial staple gun into wooden boards to create extraordinary images of
people who have been assassinated, will give a talk at the New Zealand
Portrait Gallery on Friday (June 26, 1pm).

She says the staple tool she uses echoes the gunshots that have rung out as
victims like Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Swedish Prime Minister
Olof Palme were
killed for political, ethnic, ideological or economic reasons.

Her series of works called Shooting Stars also includes a portrait of Malala
Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an
assassination-attempt by Taliban terrorists opposed to education for girls
in 2012. Two years later, she became the youngest ever recipient of the
Nobel Peace Prize.

Huber is currently International Artist in Residence at Te Whare Hēra
gallery, Wellington, where she will hold an exhibition from July 8-22. More
information about the artist at


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