Fascination for the exotic, beautiful and unseen. Contemporary interpretation of the Renaissance cabinets of wonder. Colour, form, classification and composition found in exotic and local antique and vintage taxidermy objects of the Natural History Museum, Magdeburg, Germany.
“Wunderkammer” also “Cabinets of Wonder”, and “wonder-rooms” were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. “The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron’s control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction.