Stephanie Syjuco set up a parasitic workshop in which a small group of artists made bootleg copies of other works exhibited in the fair. The artists used basic and inexpensive materials and worked in a gallery stand at the fair in full view of visitors. The copies were displayed in an adjacent gallery stand. Copystand: an autonomous manufacturing zone drew on Syjuco’s recent projects involving approximate copies: crocheted branded luxury goods, cardboard replicas of Charlotte Perriand furniture and body doubles.
The bootleg works are available to purchase from a stand next to H14 and opposite G16.
Stephanie Syjuco (b. 1976) is an American artist based in San Francisco.
Recent solo shows include ‘Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures’, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin; ‘The Village (Small Encampments)’, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, (both 2009) and ‘Total Fabrications’, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2008). Group shows include: ‘Dritto Rovescio’, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, (2009); ‘FUTURAMANILA’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2008) and ‘Altered, Stitched, and Gathered,’ PS1, New York (2006).