Tom Sachs goes to Jupiters Europa


Tom Sachs macht mal wieder Space-Kunst und hat am Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Ende letzten Jahres eine NASA-Module aus Pappe und mit Ghettoblastern gebaut, die diesmal auf dem Jupiter-Mond Europa landen sollen. Also, kunst-theoretisch jetzt.

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 fills 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 features 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.

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