Edition Patrick Frey, 2020
Hardcover, 21 x 30 cm
321 pages, 224 images
English and German text (and other languages)
In stock (can be backordered)
This new artist book goes far beyond the mere reproduction of photographs and once again masterfully reflects huber.huber’s artistic practices in the special medium of the book. – Mirjam Fischer
Artistic duo huber.huber (twin brothers Markus and Reto Huber) just released the second monograph with Swiss publisher Patrick Frey. The previous book, Universen (2011), was also exhibited at Micamera in 2012: an amazing installation of collages and prints that covered our walls.
This artist’s book features huber.huber’s photographs rather than collages and ink drawings. Presented in two-page spreads, the pictorial compositions form ascending and descending series of various lengths in which other images using different techniques are embedded. The upshot is a dazzling tapestry of images, producing a sort of visual dissonance which, in extreme cases, is liable to cause the same symptoms as motion sickness. Brief texts (translated into a total of seven different languages), ranging from succinct descriptions to associative sensory impressions, provide clues to some of the compositions and sequencing whilst also serving as agreeable interludes. A remarkably comprehensive index of nouns (e.g. “apple”, “petri dish”, “salt lake”) and adjectives (e.g. “moist”, “geometric”, “eerie”) helps to render the artists’ enigmatic visual cosmos readable.