From December 2010 to May 2011, JD Beltran and Scott Minneman participated in "Shadowshop" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Shadowshop was 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 was also a platform for exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work.

 

Four themes -- artwork-as-commodity, cultural souvenirs, bootlegs and counterfeits, and alternative distribution systems -- contextualized selected projects that were both complicit with and critical of capitalist circulation. Beltran + Minneman created four different handmade "Flickbooks" based on Beltran's short films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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