Sasha Huber: Rentyhorn

Sasha Huber: Rentyhorn
Library Shelf Location 18.HUBE
Publication Date 2010
Description This book has been produced to document the Rentyhorn artistic project by Sasha Huber. The process culminated in an installation that was first exhibited in autumn 2008. The whole or parts of the installation has since been shown in several national and international exhibitions and events. In 2010, the Rentyhorn installation became part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki. This ongoing journey of discovery began in the summer of 2008, when Hans Fässler invited Huber to join the Transatlantic committee “Demounting Louis Agassiz”. The book includes texts from Europe and the Americas, by curators, historians, a philosopher, a social scientist, a journalist and an artist. The installation revolves around the helicopter journey made by Sasha Huber to Agassizhorn, a mountain named after the Swiss natural scientist Louis Agassiz. In her video performance, Huber symbolically renames the mountain Rentyhorn. Renty was a slave from the Congo whose picture Agassiz had taken in the United States in the 1850s as a proof of the qualities of the black race; Agassiz was a supporter of racial segregation. The performance is part of the international Demounting Louis Agassiz movement, which aims at officially changing the name of the mountain and making the legacy of colonialism visible. You can sign the petition at
ISBN 9789515332677
Quantity 1
Pages 109
Editor Sasha Huber
Authors Pirkko Siitari, Hans Fässler, Hans Barth, Suzana Milevska
Format Hardback
Publisher Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Related Artist Sasha Huber
Category Installation
Keyword Slavery
Language English

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