Since they graduated from the University for Design and Art in Zurich (now ZHdK) in 2005, the twin brothers Markus and Reto Huber (*1975 Münsterlingen), have been working together under the label huber.huber.
Industrial glass with color foils, stainless steel cables. Mass: variable per glass plate 120 x 120 cm Installation view Kunsthalle Arbon “promised is promised” 2016 Seven different colored, square glass plates are suspended in the center of the hall in parallel behind the other from the ceiling. Viewed as an ensemble, the colors of The Promise (2016) depict a rainbow – this bewitchingly beautiful natural phenomenon, which has always been considered a symbolic link between heaven and earth in numerous mythologies and religions worldwide. A crucial passage from the Christian Bible was particularly in focus for the eponymous installation of huber.huber’s exhibition: God had sent a rainbow to Noah after the Flood in order to affirm his vow that he would never destroy creation holistically. However, the conciliatory symbol of huber.huber now condenses into a “black hole” when one looks into the floating glasses at one end of the row. With this “gloomy view” and against the background of the numerous wars and natural disasters that tirelessly shake the globe, the title of the exhibition suddenly sounds less like fulfillment, but rather a reminder of an eventual higher power that manages the destinies of humanity.BACK TO PHOTO