Selected Exhibitions
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Heaven

Sogetsu Kaikan
2-21, Akasaka 7-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8505
http://tomiokoyamagallery.com/

October 17 - October 29, 2016

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A show of sculpture in the lobby of Sogetsu Kaikan presented by Tomio Koyama Gallery.

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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.

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The works in Nuggets span the spectrum of Tom’s artistic, cultural and sociological interests, from Brancusi to McDonald’s. Among the resonant works are his Kelly Bag in plywood, canvas, steel, resin, latex and nylon and his plywood, latex, and epoxy milk crate, with steel hardware, his homage to a masterpiece of modern design. There is also Nutritional Facts, a giant wood burned chart of the nutritional content of the full McDonald’s menu. The works are presented on pedestals like rare tribal sculpture in the Metropolitan’s Michael Rockefeller Wing.

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Tom Sachs Boombox Retrospective features functional boomboxes made between 1999 and 2016 at The Brooklyn Museum. The boomboxes will be queued to play 60 minute playlists created by the artist, friends and fans throughout the entirety of the show. There is also a bodega which will be selling everything from cat food, to editioned works by the artist and visiting guests.

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Among the large stone sculptures by Isamu Noguchi in the Museum’s indoor/outdoor galleries, Sachs has set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation. Sachs has also produced a complete alternative material culture of Tea—from bowls and ladles, scroll paintings and vases, to a motorized tea whisk, a shot clock, and an electronic brazier.

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ABOUT THE SHOW:

Tom Sachs Boombox Retrospective features functional boomboxes made between 1999 and 2015 at The Contemporary Austin's Jones Center location, as well as other sculptures at their Laguna Gloria location. The boomboxes will be queued to play 60 minute playlists created by the artist, friends and fans throughout the entirety of the show.

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Cabinets filled with ceramic Japanese tea bowls (or Chawan) made between 2012-2014 show the fingerprints and process of making these handmade objects.

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Satan Ceramics is a group show featuring JJ PEET, Pat McCarthy, Mary Frey, and Tom Sachs. The four friends ritualistically make ceramics together every week. This show is a culmination of their four different styles that show through under the guidance of their leader, JJ PEET.

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A collection of Sachs' drawings from the past decade, including eleven new works from the past year.

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SPACE PROGRAM: A complete trip to the moon and back. Elaborate systems and processes yielded a large body of work as well as a compelling demonstration at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills,California September 2007.

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LOGJAM details the working and living environments of the Tom Sachs world. Included are workstations, toolboxes, and other items that reveal the ubiquity of bricolage in Tom's life and showcase the process that has driven his work as an artist.

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Lists, pesticides, air conditioners -- these are all items we use to manipulate and comprehend the world we live in. ISLANDIA is a collection of such objects that pervade modern life and culture.

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The Fondazione Prada holds a retrospective of Tom's work, including a few new large works made specifically for the show. These include The Island, a replica of the Enterprise CVN bridge, and Balaenoptera Musculus, a foam core whale inspired by the Museum of Natural History's famous model.

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Oslo's Museum of Modern Art holds a survey of Tom's work up to 2004.

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Themes of space and modern technology pervade Tom's second exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac Galerie in Paris.