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.