Collections is an exhibition and ongoing curatorial concern of FICTILIS. From the call for entries:
We collect collections. Especially collections that are interesting, unusual, unique, obscure, and so on…We want to put them on display. Collections that required some kind of creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy. Collections that draw attention to the processes and politics of collecting. Collections that impart aesthetic value into everyday things, rather than collections of things that are already recognized as valuable. Not just collections of rare things, but collections of things that are rarely collected.
The 2012 Seattle exhibition included the world’s largest collection of envelope patterns, 120 shoe heels found on the streets of Chicago, “meteorwrongs” (rocks mistakenly identified as meteorites) from Arizona State’s famous collection, 30 variations of Cobra Commander action figures arranged according to color, 7 years of drain catch from a NYC loft, and much more. [See fictilis.com/projects/collections.]