Over the weekend, Schauwerk Sindelfingen in Sindelfingen opened the first retrospective exhibition in over 15 years in Germany from American artist Tom Sachs. A master of the DIY aesthetic, the New York-based artist is known for using his unique bricolage technique to remake motifs influenced by everyday culture, the consumer world, and history with common materials and found objects. Along with many of his instantly recognizable pieces, Sachs has also designed a large-format sculpture specifically for the museum: the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, […]
Continuing to build on his longstanding fascination with Switzerland (see his recent performance at Frieze London), Tom Sachs opened a show today in St. Mortiz. Hosted by Vito Schnabel Gallery, The Pack features the American artist applying his signature technique of bricolage to question the Swiss model of an ideal society. Repurposing found materials, Sachs creates sculptures that stem from “a desire to remake the world not as it is, but the way it ought to be.” An example of the complex layers of thought and planning […]
Coinciding with Frieze Week in London, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will be hosting a 24h live performance (starting October 5th at 6 pm), Swiss Passport Office, by American artist Tom Sachs. Those wishing to participate can purchase a passport for €20 (no British pounds will be accepted) and have their photo added with their name hand typed. By choosing Switzerland, Sachs wants to make “the ultimate status nationality, representing wealth, neutrality and freedom” available to all in world where issues like Brexit, Syria and Trump’s immigration policies all […]
One of the more epic happenings this past summer was held by Tom Sachs at New York City’s remote Governor’s Island. Entitled NikeCraft: Mars Yard 2.0, the event saw the American artist reunite with Nike to create a “Space Camp” to train participants in the art of visiting space through the lens of the renowned “D.I.Y.” master. This latest chapter of Mr. Sachs’ unique take on space travel and its missions into the unexplored frontiers of the cosmos brings the viewer back to square one […]
Tomorrow, January 13th, Tom Sachs will stream live the final performance of his longstanding space program project (see NY 2012) on Instagram and Facebook. The six hour demonstration featuring the American artist’s signature DIY assemblages that astoundingly mimic objects and equipment from the exploration of space can be seen in realtime from 5pm to 12am (PST). Check out all the details here. Discuss Tom Sachs here.
Tom Sachs’ current exhibition (through July 24) is unprecedented in the 30 year history of the Noguchi Museum in that he is the first artist to be awarded a solo at the institution other than the original founder. The collection of works are the American artist’s homage to the ancient Japanese tradition of chanoyu, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea. Created in his signature bricolage technique, the objects Sachs has engineered together from novel materials include a tea garden (complete with bonsai tree & koi pond), tea room, and the […]
Tomorrow night (April 21st) in New York, Tom Sachs will be sharing his collection of bricolage sculptural pieces inspired by the iconic boomboxes of the 70s and 80s (also see SXSW ’15). Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016 at the Brooklyn Museum features eighteen works that illustrate the sculptor’s ability to recreate everyday objects with re-purposed materials. Activating the space, the pieces will be programmed with playlists that go on sequentially throughout our public hours. Discuss Tom Sachs here.
Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
Just closing over the weekend at the SFAQ [Project] Space, the gallery space of the magazine, was a show entitled Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015. The title of the exhibition speaks for itself – artists who have collaborated with the publication before on pullouts or inserts have these projects on display along with an artwork that corresponds to it. These eleven artists are Alexandre Arrechea Arrechea, Chris Burden, Amy Franceschini, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, Sean McFarland, Mark Mulroney, Barry McGee (seen above), Guy Overfelt, Rafael Rozendaal […]
One of the art-related activities while in town for South by Southwest this year is taking advantage of multiple opportunities to enjoy Tom Sachs’ work. From the photos we have included here, fans can already see that his exhibition at The Contemporary Austin is a must see. Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015 is a survey of the American artist’s bricolage sculptural pieces inspired by the old school “boombox.” As a bonus, from March 18-20, “influential DJs and producers in electronic and hip-hop music – selected by SXSW Music and Sachs – […]