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Final goodbye: The funeral

Update from October 29th: In accordance with yesterday's new regulations from the Swiss government, the new coronavirus protection measures will be in place at the event. Due to this, the audience will be limited to 50 people. Please reserve a place by Friday, October 30th 4 PM, by telephone or SMS to +41 (0)79 552 82 68.

In October 2013, David relocated to Brazil for just over nine months. During this time, he created his greatest work to date: The eight metres wide sculpture "The Seeds of Victory", which was signed in July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro by all players of the football world cup finalists of that year, Germany and Argentina.

In July 2020, the sculpture was completely destroyed by a fire in the industrial estate where David's studio is situated. Now, David has decided to recreate the sculpture over the coming nine months.

Before the arrival of a new beginning, there must be closure of that which has passed. On October 31st, the remains of the sculpture – which took on the shape of a small child when viewed from one particular angle and was therefore often lovingly referred to as "the baby" – will be buried during a special ceremony. This performance is meant to be a symbolic coming to terms with the tragedy, also for all others who have been affected by it. It will take place under the open sky, in the ruins where great buildings once stood, their remains arranged into a garden of sculptures – works created by the fire.

All members of the public are invited to witness this unusual funeral, and to be part of this final goodbye.

Live performance: "The Funeral" by David Pflugi
Live music: Ida-Lin Hübscher

Saturday, October 31st 2020, 3 PM
Wahlenstr. 81, 4242 Laufen, Switzerland
(Studio open to the public from 11 AM)

Free entry.


Impressions of the events on August 29th + 30th

The exhibition with selected works by David Pflugi, Christian Borer, Claudio Viscardi, Martin Staub and Stefan Schnell will remain open for the next three Saturdays (entry is free):

Sa, September 5th 2020, 11 AM - 4 PM
Sa, September 12th 2020, 11 AM - 4 PM
Sa, September 19th 2020, 11 AM - 4 PM


From July 25th: Public tours of the studio every Saturday

After an interruption due to a recent fire on the premises, public guided tours through the studio will begin to take place again every Saturday, starting on July 25th, between 11 AM and 4 PM. Entry is free.


13.08.2020: David Pflugi presents: a fusion journey

Exhibition and events with music and performance on August 29th and 30th - for further information, see "Events"


10.07.2020: Fire on the premises, July 10th

Parts of the studio have been damaged during a recent the fire on the premises.

The concept for the upcoming event on August 29th is currently being adjusted to meet these circumstances. Further information will follow shortly...


25.06.2020: Impressions of the event on June 20th 2020

A few impressions of the event on June 20th 2020
Photos by Christoph Gerber


01.05.2020: Re-opening

From May 16th 2020: Public tours of the studio take place every Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM (entry is free).

Doorhandles, sanitation areas, etc. are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Due to the large size of the studio, social distancing is possible without problems.

Private visits to the studio are possible at any time. To arrange a visit, please get in touch.


06.12.2019: Impressions of the ART DINNER on November 30th 2019

A few impressions of the ART DINNER on November 30th 2019...

Many thanks to all performers, helpers and workers, thanks to Markus Hardegger for the photos, and a special thank you to the musicians of Jam Jam!

The next event will take place towards the end of March 2020... Further details will follow.


08.10.2019: Impressions of the event on September 27th 2019

A few impressions of the event on September 27th 2019

Art & performance by David Pflugi
Live music by Jam Jam
Photos by Markus Hardegger


23.08.2019: Impressions of the event on August 9th 2019

A few impressions of the event on August 9th 2019


08.05.2017: Children visiting David Pflugi's studio



03.05.2017: Integration tournament - David Pflugi and Breel Embolo

On May 1st, David Pflugi volunteered to act as a coach during the second integration tournament organised by the foundation of football star Breel Embolo.

The teams were composed of adolescent asylum seekers and young people from youth facilities in the region. The goal was to create a space where young people have the chance of getting to know each other, building friendships through a shared passion for sport.

As a further sign of his support for this good cause, David Pflugi donated a work of art to the foundation.

Learn more:
www.embolo-foundation.com


05.04.2017: Horst Seehofer discovers fusionism

Not far from Nuremberg, there is a very special art experience to be had these days: It is an exhibition at the Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles, situated in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, where these noble vintage cars now form part of a captivating dialogue with selected works by David Pflugi. At the Maybach museum, the borders between humanity and art, sculpture and painting, technology and culture, have begun to blur.

The first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the exhibition came about in the form of a public event on April 4th - and immediately attracted attention from high places. Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer showed considerable interest when the principles and possibilities offered by this new form of art where explained to him in conversation with David Pflugi.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to make that same experience for themselves on April 7th 2017: On that date, the official opening of the exhibition will take place, once again in the presence of David Pflugi. All art lovers are warmly invited to attend to event, which starts at 18:00. Entrance is free.
The highlight of the evening will be a presentation of the work „Formensch“. Over the course of the past ten years, this performance has astounded its audiences in cities like Athens, Berlin, Basel and Frankfurt. The chance to see it in Neumarkt is likely to be an unique occurrance.

As to Mr Seehofer, this cultural experience seems to have indeed inspired him to new thoughts. „How would it look“, he asked David Pflugi during their conversation, „if you made a fusion of me and Mrs Merkel?“

Whether it was genuinely his intention to provide the impulse for a new work of art with his words is not exactly certain. But David Pflugi has already announced his intention to take the question seriously and to answer it with deeds - he is now planning to actually create precisely such a work of art. It is therefore entirely possible that the Bavarian Minister-President wrote a little piece of art history himself that day.


14.03.2017: Exhibition at the Maybach Museum

After a highly successful Andy Warhol exhibition, the Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles now presents David Pflugi with the exhibition «Fusionismus».

From April 7th to December 22nd 2017, his art will encounter the world's biggest collection of these legendary vintage luxury cars.

The goal of the exhibition is to take the viewer on a journey through time: Works about evolution, the old and the new and the passage of time, are juxtaposed against the milestones of Maybach history.
In the encounter between these worlds, the unimaginable becomes tangible and seemingly familiar things turn out to be undiscovered and new.

Further information about the exhibition and the museum: www.automuseum-maybach.de


19.01.2017: Formensch at the Forum Würth

On January 19th, the performance «Formensch» was shown at the Forum Würth Arlesheim. A new video of the performance is currently being prepared. Here are a few impressions:


31.05.2016: Kindergarten class visit to the studio