Tom Sachs

  • SPACE PROGRAM: EUROPA
    September 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017
    YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    701 MISSION STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

    Tom Sachs and his team of astronauts set their sights on the next frontier of space exploration in Space Program: Europas. Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, this expansive sculpture exhibition offers an unprecedented view into Sachs’ extraordinary artistic output and advances his quest to find extraterrestrial life with bricolaged sculptures. The exhibition will fill YBCA with everything his astronauts need to successfully complete their voyage—including the Mobile Quarantine Facility, Mission Control, the Apollo-era Landing Excursion Module (LEM), and special equipment for conducting scientific experiments—immersing the audience in a universe of sculpture occupying the entire downstairs galleries in addition to YBCA’s public spaces.

    Space Program: Europa will feature live activations of the Europa flight plan by Sachs’ astronauts during the opening and closing weekends. In these demonstrations, the astronauts will showcase the rituals and procedures of their mission, including the cultural export of chanoyu, the ancient art of the tea ceremony. Stay tuned for more information about the closing weekend. In the meantime, come by for a screening of A Space Program, a film that captures Sachs’ 2012 mission to Mars.

    Sachs has also created a new site-specific installation, Logjam CaféLogjam Café will be open to the public as a neighborhood coffee shop, occasional bar, and OCD rehab center, where visitors can experience firsthand the artist’s obsession with the tools of his craft.

    Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa exists in a universe with Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, presented at the Noguchi Museum from March 23 to July 24, 2016. The project continues, post-Europa, in a return to earth and Tea Ceremony, at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, September 9, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

     

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  • BOOMBOX RETROSPECTIVE, 1999-2016
    April 21, 2016 - August 14, 2016
    BROOKLYN MUSEUM
    BROOKLYN NY

    Paying tribute to a defining symbol of street music culture, Tom Sachs will transform the Brooklyn Museum's Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion into a living sound system through an installation of eighteen sculptural boom boxes. Hovering somewhere between art and science, functional and mythological, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999-2016 will go live on April 21 and run through August 14, 2016.

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  • TEA CEREMONY
    March 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016
    THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
    LONG ISLAND CITY NEW YORK

    The Museum’s 30th-anniversary programming culminates with an installation by celebrated artist Tom Sachs. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than Noguchi.

    The exhibition centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs’ distinctive reworking of the rituals and accoutrements of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe.

     

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  • A SPACE PROGRAM
    March 18, 2016 - March 25, 2016
    NEW MOVIE BY TOM SACHS

    In A Space Program, Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods. The film is both a piece of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’ historic piece, Space Program 2.0: MARS, which opened at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.

    For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Sachs and his team built an entire space program from scratch. They were guided by the philosophy of bricolage: creating and constructing from available yet limited resources. They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question… are we alone?

    Directed by Van Neistat, A Space Program is a captivating introduction to Sachs’ work for the uninitiated, and required viewing for his longtime fans.

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  • I Like America
    September 27, 2015 - September 4, 2016
    Schauwerk Sindelfingen
    Sindelfingen, Germany

    The exhibition I LIKE AMERICA, with works from the collection of Christiane Schaufler-Münch and Peter Schaufler, brings together over a hundred works of art by forty American artists.The presentation includes works from the period between 1960 and 2014 with an emphasis on the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition traces back conceptual movements in painting, sculpture, graphic arts and photography since the 1960s with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, Pop-Art, Minimal Art, and Concept Art.

    For further information please visit the museum's website here

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  • The Artist Project
    June 24, 2015 - March 1, 2016
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, launches the second season of The Artist Project, an online series in which 100 artists choose individual works of art or galleries that spark their imaginations. In this online series, artists reflect on what art is and what inspires them from across 5,000 years of art. Their unique and passionate ways of seeing and experiencing art encourage all museum visitors to look in a personal way.

    Over the course of five seasons, The Artist Project will share the perspectives of one hundred artists with the public, telling us what they see when they look at The Met.

    In Season 1 which started in March 2015 renowned artists such as Tom Sachs or Cory Arcangel participated in the project. In the second season Robert Longo, Rona Pondick and David Salle will share their view amongst seventeen other international artists.

    Read more about the The Artist Project by clicking here or click on the artists' name to discover their view on art as part of the project:

    Cory Arcangel

    Robert Longo

    Rona Pondick

    Tom Sachs

    David Salle

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  • Re-Corbusier. Sixteen Contem­porary Artworks at Maison La Roche
    April 1, 2015 - July 6, 2015
    Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris

    From 1 April – 6 July 2015 Tom Sachs´work will be part of the group show Re-Corbusier. Sixteen Contem­porary Artworks at Maison La Roche, Paris at the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

    Organized upon the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier's death, the Re-Corbusier show will feature some sixteen artworks from the 1990s to the présent- paintings, sculptures, installations- that explicitly allude to Le Corbusier's oeuvre.

    For more information about the exhibition please click here

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  • Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015
    January 24, 2015 - April 19, 2015
    The Contemporary Austin, Austin, USA

    In a multi-site exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, American sculptor Tom Sachs employs the iconography of the boombox and a large-scale play with forms to examine ideas of production, innovation, and desire.

    For The Contemporary Austin, the artist presents Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015, an immersive, interactive assemblage of sculptures, objects, and audio elements riffing on the “boombox”—the 1980s pre-iPod, hip-hop street badge of honor, and a nod to Sachs’s love of the genre.

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  • Barbie Slave Ship
    September 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014
    Eglise Saint-Just
    Lyon Biennale 2013, France

    For the 2013 Biennale Tom Sachs is looking into the links between slavery and the totalitarianism of a human body perfected to the point of disembodiment. Contemporary images, masterly engineering and vernacular inventiveness: the Sachs oeuvre is just as at home with space exploration, McDonald’s, Hello Kitty and Prada. This artist views America’s culture and icons through a sarcastic filter that simultaneously lays bare their production techniques and the different paths they open up from excellence to alienation. Sachs’s multiple narratives form a textual bricolage, convolutedly realistic stories from the far reaches of the world and geopolitics which berth like a three-master on the shores of history and tales of the utterly indescribable.


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  • This Is (not) Music
    April 25, 2013 - June 9, 2013
    Friche Belle de Mai
    Marseille, France

    During 40 days, This is (not) Music will occupy the 40 000 m2 of the Friche la Belle de Mai. It will combine contemporary art, music, action sports, street art, graphic arts and projections shedding light on the influence boardsports have on contemporary art and culture. Works by Tom Sachs and Robert Longo will be featured in the exhibition curated by Richard Leydier.


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