The Shadowshop is a project by Stephanie Syjuco:
A temporary and alternative store/distribution point embedded within the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s fifth floor galleries, Shadowshop will stock hundreds of artists’ multiples, small works, tchotchkes, catalogs, books, zines, media works, and other distributive creative output. While operating as an actual mom-and-pop style store, Shadowshop is also a platform for exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work. Four themes (1. artwork-as-commodity, 2. cultural souvenirs, 3. bootlegs and counterfeits, and 4. alternative distribution systems) will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and also critical of capitalist circulation.
Special projects will be commissioned by Packard Jennings, Juan Luna-Avin, and Imin Yeh. For six months (November 2010—May 2011) Shadowshop will feature only local Bay Area works, give museum visitors access to a wide variety of affordable wares, and provide a snapshot of a vibrant and energetic art scene.
Support your local artists! 100% of pre-tax sales from Shadowshop go directly to the artists. I'll have the following works available at the Shadowshop:
Home 1996 – 2008 Box Set (limited edition of 100) is a compact selection from my installation Home 1996 – 2008. The fragments are another layer to the project’s reflections on “home” and the physical, mental, and spiritual spaces that create it. $100
Peace & Love are small reminders of the sentiments they display and embody the spirit of San Francisco’s ‘60’s counterculture. These giveaways are FREE to all visitors; however, guests are asked to limit their selection to two gifts to allow the Peace & Love to be spread generously.
FREE CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It buttons as part of the collective project by the same name launched in response to the need for a fundamental shift in our approach to Capitalism and the negative impact the current model has on the environment, health, and wellbeing of all. For more information, visit: www.CapitalismIsOver.com