Monika Huber

Archiv Einsdreissig

07.03.2023 -

One minute and thirty seconds.This is the average length of a post in a news block, such as in the "Tagesthemen" or the "Heute Journal".Since the beginning of 2011, with the beginning of the "Arab Spring", Monika Huber (* 1959) has been creating a digital archive of news images - the Archiv Einsdreissig (archive one-thirty).

It documents the worldwide political and social change in its media reflection and pictorial narrative construction.Designed as a long-term documentation, it currently includes around 40,000 photographs.Huber selected images from these, edits them by painting or drawing over them, or transformed them into a video.

The artist takes up the images that are usually lost in the daily flood of news in order to make them visible, tangible and reflective through editing. The media images she selects repeatedly show people as protesting and rebellious actors, as subjects and objects of public, political, often violent and warlike events.

Monika Huber (* 1959 in Dingolfing) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Günter Fruhtrunk. She graduated in 1985 with a master's degree in painting and graphics. Her work has been shown in numerous gallery exhibitions, museum presentations, architecture-related installations and public interventions since 1983. Monika Huber lives and works in Munich.