Silk-screened issues of the Beiertiao Leaks community broadsheet, 2010. Photo: Elaine W. Ho
HomeShop began as a storefront residence and artist initiative in Beijing in 2008. Located in the center of the city on one of its old hutong (“alleys”), the space and its window front are used as the beginning points from which to examine ways of relaying between public and private, the commercial, and pure exchange. Artists, designers, and thinkers come together here via multiple, interwoven series of small-scale activities, interventions, and documentary gestures—processes by which HomeShop serves as an open platform to question existing models of economic and artistic production. Daily life, work, and the community become explorations of micropolitical possibility and working together.