Archive OneThirty. Monika Huber

03/07/ – 08/27/2023
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg

Archive OneThirty. Monika Huber

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.

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