huber.huber – WIDMER+THEODORIDIS contemporary, Zurich
Born 1975 in Münsterlingen, Switzerland
The main theme of huber.huber’s work circles around the ambivalent relationship between civilization and nature. They deal with current social questions like hope, fear, belief and failure of mankind as their central theme. They are inspired by the doing of menkind, which sometimes assumes absurd shapes. The animals they often use do not stand for themselves but in fact for the behavioural practice of men. Working on such topics automatically triggers questions of ethics that are closely affiliated to social norms and religious values. Contradictions just as science being qualified by the absolute non-scientific discipline of faith are what fascinate huber.huber. But most of all their work isn’t and shouldn’t be regarded as saddening or moralizing. It is rather playful and airy, concealing a lurking abyss behind the harmless idyll.