The exhibition from 8 November 2018 to 3 February 2019 in the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen, “Chambre Privée – Flämische Meisterwerke aus dem Wohnzimmer eines Sammlers”, (“Chambre Privée – Flemish Masterworks from a Collector’s Living Room”), offers visitors insights into the private rooms of an art collector. The pop-up living rooms, which represent the collector’s home, include original pictures from their collection and photo walls that encapsulate the atmosphere of their home.
The collection consists almost exclusively of Flemish and Dutch still lifes and landscape paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, places particular value on the high quality of the paintings. His collection contains masterworks, from Jan Brueghel the elder, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Adriaen van de Venne, Willem Claeszoon Heda to Frans Snyders, Johannes Fyt, Willem Kalf, Adriaen Brouwer and Paul Bril.
The pop-up rooms of the collector will be open to the public for three months. So that the collector doesn’t have to face empty walls at home, the series starts with the Flemish painters, before moving on to Dutch painting in 2020.