In Italy, when Daniel Spoerri started thinking about moving, this first
only concerned his extensive storage space full of objects – his
“private flea market”, as he called it. Here he seemed to
want to clean up and bit by bit he transformed 100 meters of shelves into
one enormous frieze, which the aesthetics professor Bazon Brock once called
a modern pantheon frieze.
The first 60 meters of the “Genetic chain of the Flea Market”
was shown at the “Palazzo delle Stelline” in Milan, a former
convent with a 60-meter-long cloister.