A workshop making bootleg copies of other works in the fair
Stephanie Syjuco sets up a parasitic workshop in which a small group of artists make bootleg copies of other works exhibited in the fair. Using basic and inexpensive materials, the artists work in a gallery stand at the fair in full view of visitors, with copies displayed in an adjacent gallery stand.
Copystand: an autonomous manufacturing zone draws on Syjuco’s recent projects involving approximate copies: crocheted branded luxury goods, cardboard replicas of Charlotte Perriand furniture and body doubles.
Stephanie Syjuco (b. 1976) is an American artist based in San Francisco. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures’, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin and ‘The Village (Small Encampments)’, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, (both 2009) and ‘Total Fabrications’, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2008). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Dritto Rovescio’, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, (2009); ‘FUTURAMANILA’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2008) and ‘Altered, Stitched, and Gathered,’ PS1, New York (2006).