Stephan Huber: World Atlas

16 January – 28 March 2015

Stephan Huber - La Ville Sentimentale vs. AIC - Detail

Stephan Huber, La Ville Sentimentale vs. AIC (Detail), 2013
© Stephan Huber, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2015

Weltatlas - Ausstellungsansicht

Foto: ERES-Stiftung / Christoph Knoch

Since the 1990s, Munich sculptor Stephan Huber has been creating very personal large-format maps that take beholders on fascinating journeys to the most diverse realms of science and human experience. Huber does this by creating collages using existing maps he combines with maps of his own making that include personal experiences as well as philosophical, historical and political references. Radically subjective surveying criteria question a purportedly incorruptible and exact system of order. The decidedly sensual selection of the maps and their aesthetic development open our eyes to the beauty of a traditional medium that conveys knowledge.

This ERES Foundation exhibition brings together - for the very first time - selected works from all phases of Huber’s life. In addition, Stephan Huber will present four true-to-scale models of his “favorite mountains”. In neutral white, these sculptures reproduce the archaic natural form of the mountains while clarifying, embellishing and overstating them, and by doing so, transforming them into works of art.

The supporting scientific program of the ERES Foundation will look into contemporary trends in cartography. This scientific discipline is currently undergoing substantial changes brought about by digitalization, big data and the internet. Electronic navigation systems are replacing printed maps and are increasingly becoming interactive, multimedia-based and spatially modeled. Smart phones make them available everywhere and they fit the needs of users wherever they may be. To what extent are these technical tools changing our sense of orientation, our day-to-day lives and our worldview?


  • Monday, 19 January 2015, 7 pm

    Reinhold Messner
    No Room For Mistakes
    On Cartography and Mountains

  • Monday, 2 February 2015, 7 pm

    Dr. Tobias Meilinger, Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen
    Navigation and the Brain. How We Know Where We Are and Where We Want To Be

  • Thursday, 19 February 2015, 7 pm

    Surveyed Worlds – Cartography in the Arts and Sciences

    Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg, Artistic Director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn
    Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner, Head of the Research Group Cartography, Technical University of Vienna and President of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
    Prof. Stephan Huber, Artist
    Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger, Chair for Art History, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • Monday, 2 March 2015, 7 pm

    Prof. Dr. Georg Glasze, Chair for Geography, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
    How Big Data and Crowdsourcing Are Turning Us All Into Cartographers – Whether We Like It Or Not


Stephan Huber, Weltatlas, Hirmer Verlag München, EUR 49,90


  • Georg Glasze über »kritische Kartografie«
    B2 KulturWelt, 02. März 2015

  • Stephan Huber
    NeuroTransmitter, 03/2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Die Kartographie eines subjektiven Systems
    ARTMuc, März 2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Neue Reisebücher
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 8. Februar 2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Stephan Huber
    Münchner Feuilleton, Februar 2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Phantastische Welt-Vermessung
    Süddeutsche Zeitung, 28. Januar 2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Der Welt eine Ordnung geben, 22. Januar 2015
    Artikel auf

  • Multitalente
    B2 KulturJournal, 18. Januar 2015

  • Kartografie des Phantastischen
    Süddeutsche Zeitung Extra, 15. Januar 2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • »Weltatlas«: Stephan Huber-Ausstellung in der ERES-Stiftung
    B2 KulturWelt, 15. Januar 2015

  • Der innere Maßstab
    in münchen 02/2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Die Verortung des Ich und was sonst noch so da ist
    in münchen 01/2015
    Artikel als pdf

  • Die Welt als Karte und Vorstellung
    und – Das Münchner Kunstjournal, Jan./Feb./Mrz. 2015
    Artikel als pdf