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ON APRIL 21 AT 16THLINE THE OPENING OF THE PUBBLICO show - THE FIRST PART OF THE NEU GALLERY EXHIBITION  - TOOK PLACE 

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Special guests of the event were the artist and musician Daniel Pflumm, the co-partner of the Neu gallery (Berlin) Thilo Wermke and the gallerist Volker DiehlAfter the exhibition tour, which was held by the gallery manager Tatiana Provorova, all the guests could talk to the artists, the gallerists and ask them any questions.

Pubblico is the second exhibition, presented by leading international galleries at the 16THLINE gallery. Its innovative conception aims to introduce the world's best contemporary artists, whose works have never been shown in Russia, to Russian audience. In 2012 there will be 7 major joint projects, organized by the 16THLINE gallery together with prominent European contemporary art galleries. The second and the third exhibitions are arranged by the 16THLINE gallery and the NEU gallery.

"We are very glad to display the works by the artists that are represented by our gallery, in Rostov. Some of the works have been on view only in Moscow. It is impossible to show modern art only in capitals. Everyone, who is interested in modern art, should have an opportunity to visit exhibitions", said Thilo Wermke.

Tatiana Provorova noted: "This exhibition is conceptual and even more European. It might be not completely understood. But one of our goals is to broaden Rostov citizens' engagement with not so familiar European modern art, that makes the work of 16THLINE even more exciting."

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The curator of the Pubblico, London art critic Mark Gisbourne (Great Britain) subsumes the broad and comprehensive show’s contents as follows: “The logos and signage oriented works of Daniel Pflumm question not only the topology of advertising, its motives and constructions, but also the POP psychology of visual mediation and transmission. This Swiss-born Berlin-based artist, whose work originally emerged in the 1990s from billboards and an active DJ on the club scene, questions the parameters of art works as products and products as art works. Using primarily light boxes and simple logo forms (open pictograms or pop hieroglyphs) Pflumm opens up questions related thesemiotics of signage.

Conversely, the light and text based signage of the French art group Claire Fontaine take on neo-conceptual linguistic functions, using ideas of the textual ideogram as differing forms of punctumthey both prompt and provoke the viewer.

Florian Hecker works with minimal constructions and sound-based installations. An internationally acclaimed composer of electronic music his art works create a unique interface of sound and vision since he operates in the interstices between sound and object. The sound created and their interactive performance elements intimate a particular sense of contemporary synaesthesia as spatial and tonal experiences are spontaneously fused together.”

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Pubblico is the first part of the exposition, organized by 16THLINE with the NEU gallery.

The second show will be Privato with works by the famous European artists Andreas Slominski, Cosima von Bonin, Keith Farquhar, Francesco Vezzoli, Cerith Wyn Evans.

The Pubblico exhibition runs until May 24.
The Privato exhibition will be on view from May 31.

About the NEU gallery

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 Founded in 1994 by Alexander Schröder andThilo Wermke, Galerie Neu quickly established itself as one of Berlin’s leading galleries. The program of the gallery includes Cosima von Bonin, Keith Farqhar, Claire Fontaine Daniel Pflumm, and Francesco Vezzoli.The gallery’s artists are represented in important public and private collections around the world. Many of them have been included in influential international group exhibitions such as documenta, Sculpture Projects Münster, or the Venice Biennial.