'Horizon' by artist and guestcurator Daan Roosegaarde was put together from the collection at Het Scheepvaartmuseum. The exhibition is part of the DWDD Pop Up Museum 2.0

From 29 January, the second edition of the De Wereld Draait Door Pop-Up Museum can be seen at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. 

Nine guest curators and eleven museums are collaborating on this temporary exhibition. Guest curators include Carice van Houten (Kröller-Müller Museum), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Teylers museum and Museum Boerhaave), and 'artist of the year' Daan Roosegaarde. He was inspired by the collection and story of Het Scheepvaartmuseum and created 'Horizon'. 


'We all have a first and third horizon. The first horizon concerns paying the rent, eating, and working. The third horizon concerns the new us, where do I want to go, what makes me happy? The horizon. The line that connects us all. That is the inspiration for this room', explains Daan Roosegaarde. 

The exhibition offers a new perspective of more than 20 paintings from Het Scheepvaartmuseum, dating from 1666 to 1956, by presenting them all at the level of the horizon, in seamless connection with one another. 

A wave of light reveals and hides these hidden treasures from the museum's depot. Some paintings are calm and sombre, while others are rough and dynamic. They show the vulnerability of mankind in an extremely pure form: filled with a desire to explore, while floating on the ocean. 

The treasury will open

By composing this exhibition Daan Roosegaarde succeeds in showing the hidden capital from the museum and places them in a strong perspective in his very own way. 

Het Scheepvaartmuseum offers a foretaste of its collection, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Under the motto 'Our treasury will be opened', the collection can be admired this year in a variety of unique ways, including this temporary exhibition and a major exhibition in the autumn. In doing so, the museum wishes to mark the maritime history of the Netherlands and the continuing relevance of the seaward story. 

The exhibition can be seen at the Allard Pierson Museum until 25th May.