A Cabinet of Curiosities

'A Cabinet of Curiosities'

RA Lates: Bal De Rat Mort
December 2016
The Royal Academy of Arts

A strange family shop in Ostend sold exotic knick-knacks that often featured in James Ensor’s work. Here he lived among towers of masks, colourful feathers, tacky porcelain figurines, enormous shells and surreal objects. In this piece audience were able to explore a turn-of-the-century curiosity shop and if they looked hard enough were lead to uncover the hidden haunt of a mysterious fortune teller. 

Team Credits

Abby and Alice A&A

  • Designers and Installation artists

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  • Royal Academy

    Royal Academy

    • Visual Arts
  • R

    Royal Academy of Arts


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