Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals) installation

Stephanie Syjuco took beloved archetypes of modernist furniture and reproduced them dump-style to explore a range of ideas related to production, consumption, class, and economies during her 2013 Recology residency. Work continued her investigations of copies and counterfeits, while also examining Modernism’s promise of utopian progress and the reality of that vision today.

Stephanie Syjuco

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The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...

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