A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. Mimi Blogger Team is mad about them, and knows for a fact that they’re made in the here and now as well.
Johann Georg Hinz, Le Cabinet de curiosités, 1666
Bertozzi and Casoni, Composizione n. 13, 2008, glazed ceramic.
“Autopsie de Marie-Antoinette” 2011 by Maissa Toulet
Le cabinet de curiosités de Bonnier de la Mosson,
reconstitué au Muséum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris.(via)
“Cabinet de Curiosités” is a fantastical blend of art, sculpture and antiques that defies time and categorization. From November 12 through the end of January on the second floor of the former New York Mercantils Exchange on Harrison Street in Tribeca.(W magazine)