MARCH RESIDENT ARTIST: Juan Luna-Avin: black markets and media bootlegs!

THIS THURSDAY, March 17 at SFMOMA: partake of our local black market at Shadowshop with special guest artist Juan Luna-Avin! Music compilations, bootlegs, clandestine vending, drinks and food on the rooftop garden courtesy of MeatPaper, and more!

5pm-8:30pm on the fifth floor of the museum. (the website says 6pm, but we’re open all day and if you get there early you get the DEALS!)

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” is inspired by the artist’s obsession with music collecting and Mexico City street markets. Named after Tepito, Mexico City’s black market district, the project explores the business — and art — of counterfeit goods in the underground economy. His box sets, produced in a limited edition of 10, will each feature five CDs of obscure and underground music by Latin American bands. In keeping with the theme of piracy, Luna-Avin has also invited local artists to create their own unique mix CDs that look like bootlegs, including cover art that reflects a DIY aesthetic and process such as a collage or handwritten song list on a piece of paper. Participants include: Jason Jagel, Julio Cesar Morales, Facundo Argañaraz, Joshua Pieper, Kyle Williams, Pablo Guardiola, and Jorge Nava, among others.

Luna-Avin is a multidisciplinary artist who examines individual and collective identities through the lens of youth cultures and rock ‘n’ roll music. This project is part of a current body of work that examines punk ideology and its relationship to his hometown of Mexico City. He is also part of the DJ-artist collective Club Unicornio, which plays rare, kitschy, and experimental music from Latin America.

Also featured: guest vendors from the Mills College MFA program!

Free with museum admission. Tickets are half price from 6pm onwards. Museum members free with one guest.


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