Cataloging is a contradictory process. The theoretical structure is rigid and prescriptive, but always requires flexibility to meet a collection’s needs in practice. It is objective and clinical, but requires deep and intimate interaction with the work to achieve that ideal.
In 2016, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture undertook an initiative to catalog the Museum of Contemporary Craft's 1300+ object permanent collection in full.
This exhibition is comprised of works that have been selected by lead archivist Hannah Finegold as those most reflective of this process: structured and careful, but organic, tactile, fluid. Meticulous and incremental, but always with an eye toward the whole.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website