Bekka Palmer

space program: mars

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tom sachs

Sunday afternoon (after regretfully canceling a beach day) a friend invited me to see an exhibit that I had been dying to see. The Tom Sachs Space Program: Mars exhibit was one of the most delightful shows I have seen. There could not have been a better inclement weather activity.

tom sachs mission control

nasa chairs by tom sachs

tom sachs red phone

The show is nearly inexplicable, but if you ever get a chance to see one of his Space Programs, you must. Tom Sachs was there himself (pictured below) running some of the scenes. The show was at Park Avenue Armory which is a huge gallery / art space on the Upper East Side.

toms sachs himself

tom sachs do not touch

One of my favorite parts was the Cinema, you can watch all five of the films they screened online: Ten Bullets / Color / How to Sweep / Love Letter to Plywood / Space Camp 2012. If you are unfamiliar with Tom Sachs’ work, watch Ten Bullets, it outlines the rules for working for at his studio which are generally great rules for life.

tom sachs sneakers

tom sachs workouts

tom sachs skateboard

Below is an animated gif of one of the many demonstrations I had the pleasure and good luck to view.

tom sachs liftoff

// all photographs by Bekka Palmer