Live Art

December 02, 2010 - May 01, 2011
Shadowshop Shadowshop

Fifth-floor overlook gallery

Shadowshop is a temporary, alternative store and distribution point, organized by artist Stephanie Syjuco and embedded within the museum's fifth-floor galleries. 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. For almost six months, Shadowshop will feature hundreds of local Bay Area artist products, give museum visitors access to a wide variety of affordable wares, and provide a snapshot of a vibrant and energetic art scene.

Four themes — artwork-as-commodity, cultural souvenirs, bootlegs and counterfeits, and alternative distribution systems — will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and critical of capitalist circulation. Special projects will be commissioned from Packard Jennings, Juan Luna-Avin, and Imin Yeh. Shadowshop will also be punctuated by in-shop events including product launches, artist appearances, and performances.

Open during museum hours. For more information and a full list of artist participants, visit www.shadowshop.org.

Free with museum admission.

Past

Shadowshop Grand Opening Artist Party:
Shadowshop Grand Opening Artist Party: "Miami for the Rest of Us"

Join Stephanie Syjuco and the artist participants of Shadowshop for the official Grand Opening Artist Party! Shadowshop features hundreds of affordable artists' multiples, small…

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Shadowshop Commission: Imin Yeh
Shadowshop Commission: Imin Yeh

At Shadowshop, kick off an alternative Chinese New Year celebration with artist Imin Yeh, whose February project involves museum visitors producing seemingly "auspicious"…

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Shadowshop Commission: Juan Luna-Avin
Shadowshop Commission: Juan Luna-Avin

Join us for the launch of Juan Luna-Avin's boxed music set "In Tepito We Trust," Shadowshop's third and final artist-commissioned project. "In Tepito We Trust"…

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Shadowshop Final Days
Shadowshop Final Days

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: The Shadowshopper Network, a QVC-style performative event hosted by artists Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman, and Scott Vermiere, will be broadcasting…

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Last Day of Shadowshop
Last Day of Shadowshop

May 1 marks the closing of Stephanie Syjuco's Shadowshop, which has operated out of the fifth-floor galleries and has provided a venue for more than 200 Bay Area artists to sell…

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Image: Stephanie Syjuco, Shadowshop, 2010-2011; photo by Dominic Santos