The Mushroom Collection is an expanding exhibition and workshop operated by Jason Fulford and The Soon Institute. The project pops its head out briefly, and then decomposes.
The collection first appeared in Amsterdam in late 2010. Inside, hidden among the furniture, were objects, prints and books related to Fulford's book The Mushroom Collector. Performances and lectures were presented in the evenings by Corin Hewitt, Ted Fair, Hernán Díaz, Sam de Groot, Guy Edmonds, Lee Ellickson, Maarten Hepp, Serge Onnen, Aaron Schuman, Rein Jelle Terpstra, Samuel Vriezen and Pietro Corraini.
Next, the collection appeared for an afternoon in New York City. In the basement of Dexter Sinister, objects were converted into light.
The third installment took place over two days in Los Angeles. Visitors hunted down objects from the collection, scattered among the new spring releases from ARTBOOK.
The collection was on view at the Minneapolis Insitute of Arts from October 2011 to April 2012, and then made a 4-hour appearance in San Francisco at the Kadist Foundation.
In October 2014, a pocket paperback edition of the book will be released.
Special thanks to Lorenzo de Rita, Niek van Lonkhuijzen, Serge Onnen, Georgina I'Anson, Tamara Shopsin, David Reinfurt, Stuart Bailey, Robert Snowden, Tricia Gabriel, Mike Slack, Jane Brown, Elisa Leshowitz, Nicole Katz, Kane Austin, Christopher Atkins, David Little, Joseph Del Pesco, Pete Belkin, Devon Bella and Ian Dolton-Thornton.