The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last night at Sperone Westwater's new award winning space on the Bowery in New York, Tom Sachs opened his newest exhibition of sculptures and paintings, his third with the gallery.

Sachs "shows his work" by emphasizing the presence of the human hand, to remind the viewer of the labor involved in the creation of objects. Influenced by a range of historic objects and cultural iconography -- Sèvres porcelain, traditional African symbols, Pop, NASA, and the singer and songwriter James Brown (“the hardest working man in show business”) -- Sachs addresses the conception, production, consumption and circulation of modern-day creativity by refashioning the world out of simple stuff.

This exhibition precedes Sachs' major interactive exhibition, "Astronauts Training Manual; Space Program 2.0: Mars", co-presented by Creative Time and Park Avenue Armory, and on view at Park Avenue Armory in New York from May – June 2012.

Tom Sachs
Sperone Westwater
257 Bowery, New York City
November 4 - December 17, 2012