Artist Talk: Tom Sachs

in Conversation with Anne Pasternak and Kristy Edmunds

Photo from Artist Talk: Tom Sachs on June 1, 2012

Friday, June 1 at 7:00pm

Veterans Room

Join Tom Sachs for an informal discussion with curators Anne Pasternak and Kristy Edmunds about his artistic process, collaborations, and the inspiration behind his ongoing SPACE PROGRAM project.

About Tom Sachs
Tom Sachs is a sculptor, installation artist, and painter known for his innovative renaming, examination, and questioning of icons of capitalist culture and systems of daily life. Sachs’ SPACE PROGRAM first launched in 2007 with a mission to the moon at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, inspired by and reimagining man’s first landing on the moon in 1969.

Sachs’ work has been included in many exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo. Major solo exhibitions include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2009), Fondazione Prada, Milan (2006), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2003), the Bohen Foundation, New York (2002), and SITE Santa Fe (1999).

Born in New York in 1966, Sachs studied at the Architectural Association in London and received a B.A. from Bennington College, Vermont, in 1989. He currently lives and works in New York. Sachs works with Sperone Westwater, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, and Baldwin Gallery.

SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is organized by Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time and is curated by Park Avenue Armory Consulting Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds and Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak.

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SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is sponsored by Lighting Science. Additional support provided by Bloomberg, the Cogut Family Foundation, the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, GLM, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Park Avenue Spring, the Ronald & Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Sperone Westwater, the Wagner Family Foundation, and XCOR Aerospace / Space Expedition Corporation. Generous individual support is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jill Brienza and Nick Daraviras, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kate Engelbrecht and Jed Walentas, Honor Fraser and Stavros Merjos, Ken Kuchin, Nancy and Robert Magoon, Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis, Amy and John Phelan, Jennifer and David Stockman, and Elizabeth Swig.

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Life on Mars: Imagining the Incredible
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Saturday, June 2; Sunday, June 3
Saturday, June 9; Sunday, June 10
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Breakfast with Mars Scientists
Saturdays, May 26 and June 16
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Thursdays, May 24, May 31 and June 7
Saturday, June 16
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