Tom Sachs wins the Space Race and matches merchandising

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For the past few years, the battle to access space has been primarily fought between two men: the Amazon Overlord who regularly seeks to push civilians into ballistic space at Blue Origin. Overlord Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, Baron Terusa, who want a SpaceX, will colonize Mars. (Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is also mixed.)

But what about Tom Sachs?

American artists may not own the rocket company, but everything from the Gagosian Moon in 2007 to Mars (2012) and Jupiter Moon on Park Avenue Almole (2016). Spent more than 10 years in pursuit of the passion to consume. ) they opened in September Space Program: Rare EarthsExperience at the Dichtorhlen Museum in Hamburg. We’ll guide visitors through a series of tasks that mimic the mining of rare earth minerals on the closest asteroid to Earth, which is needed to continue building the iPhone. Recently, he launched a capsule collection with Canadian retailer Ssense, the sponsor of the Daihito Aharen Show. Covered in speckled ceramic mugs, folding chairs, T-shirts, Casio watches and more, it was released last week on a microsite that allows visitors to get a feel for the project from afar. At the same time, the Montreal store hosts the installation of saxophone works and distributes a limited edition zine.

A T-shirt made for Sense by Tom Sachs.Courtesy of Sense.

A compelling contrast to the Sachs space project is that space exploration is defined aesthetically by innovation, while Sachs is characterized by an obsession with art handicrafts and human imperfections. .. Her handwriting, which includes her studios, films and fashion collaborations, will be clear to anyone with a slight interest in fashion and the arts. Works from recent exhibitions are made from materials such as foam core, plywood and hot glue. “The best thing we’ve done so far is clearly what we’re using right now. This phone, a supercomputer, can do endless things in the palm of your hand,” he said in a video chat last week. Said inside. Still, “the phone has no evidence that it was made.” There are no handprints due to human work, and no signs of structure. It’s fully automated. OR , as Sachs put it, “One of its greatest achievements is that it is miraculous. There are no seams. Even the software is made to look there without your knowledge. I am “

Part of Tom Sachs’ apparel and home goods collection for Sense.Courtesy of Sense.

Saxophones like to show off the seams that separate art from machines. “Artists have an advantage over the industry in that Apple is flawed and unable to make personal things like my idols,” he said. “Fonts are not possible. [Artificial intelligence] I can’t play music. It sounds like music, but you can’t. He cannot create a soul. And this benefits the artists. The artist can say who I am. I exist and that is the quality that I am always trying to develop in my work. “

Its quality, known for its unconventional collaborations, is further enhanced by works created by Ssense, which envisions the Sachs project and its associated website as the first digital version of an art exhibition. “I’m interested in making something that lasts a long time,” Sachs said. “A $10 T-shirt you wear once is the most expensive T-shirt you can own, and a $100 T-shirt you wear a thousand times is the best value you can make. And Ssense I think every product we make has that quality.” As he pointed out, everything is made in the United States. They are particularly proud of the quality of their shirts. His favorite piece is the Leatherman, a Rolls-Royce pocket knife. “I hope everyone who gets it uses it,” he said.[and] Not on the shelves, but they use it to make a mess, and if they break it, they fix it. “

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