Berlin

Daniel Pflumm, Hallo TV—FFM, 2019, HD video, color, sound, 60 minutes 46 seconds.

Daniel Pflumm, Hallo TV—FFM, 2019, HD video, color, sound, 60 minutes 46 seconds.

Daniel Pflumm

Galerie Neu

Daniel Pflumm’s exhibition at Galerie Neu—his first solo show in fifteen years at his Berlin gallery, featuring his first new video works in more than a decade—had the makings of a comeback. Pflumm built a reputation in the club scene of post-1989 Berlin, launching the now-legendary techno venues Elektro and Panasonic. By the turn of the millennium, he was gaining more and more recognition in the art world, which thrilled to his fast-cut videos and light boxes with gutted brand logos. Then, suddenly, the artist disappeared from view. A lot has happened since then: The city, technology, and the world at large have all undergone wrenching changes. In this exhibition, Pflumm, whose art always injected a pop-culture emphasis into the notion of “contemporary” while leveraging a critique of the world of shiny surfaces and brands, reflected on those changes in a way that acknowledged the time

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