On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

Daniel Spoerri

Historia Rerum Rariorum
One whole summer long, Daniel Spoerri is to transform the Heinrich-Sauermann-Haus on Flensburg’s Museumsberg into his own personal Wunderkammer. Long before there were museums in the modern sense of the word, wealthy collectors liked to display eclectic assortments of curiosities, works of art and natural objects in Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer ¬– cabinets of curiosities ¬in which viewers could marvel at the wonders of creation.

The title of this show and catalogue, “Historia Rerum Rariorum”, is derived from just such a seventeenth-century Wunderkammer. It brings together a selection of Spoerri’s works from the past two decades with a number of more recent pieces.

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"Daniel Spoerri"

April 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-852-7

26,50 x 22,50 cm

112 Pages

65 colored and 18 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Städtische Museen, Museumsberg Flensburg
Text by
Michael Fuhr, Marie-Louise von Plessen, Ute Woltron, Feridun Zaimoglu
Design by
Claas Möller,, Hamburg
Exhibition: „Daniel Spoerri, Historia Rerum Rariorum“, 27.4. – 22.9.2013, Städtische Museen, Museumsberg Flensburg

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