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Market Forces at Temple Contemporary

Author: Kylie Doyle
Display of counterfeit products

2014 Guggeheim Fellow, Stephanie Syjuco, worked with in close collaboration with Tyler Printmaking students and Fox Business School students to create a model black market economy. Responding directly to research projects on Philadelphia's underground economy by Fox students, Syjuco selected objects that Printmaking students designed and printed in the gallery. All the students took turns fabricating the papercraft objects and cutting out 1.5 million in counterfeit currency. At the end of the residency, Syjuco opened her market up, where objects could be purchased with the counterfeit currency.Printing demonstration

Constructing the counterfeit products