SPACE PROGRAM: EUROPA
September 18, 2016—January 15, 2017
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.
Space Program: Europa featured live activations of the Europa flight plan by Sachs’ astronauts during the opening and closing weekends. In these demonstrations, the astronauts showcased the rituals and procedures of their mission, including the cultural export of chanoyu, the ancient art of the tea ceremony.
Sachs also created a new site-specific installation, Logjam Café. Logjam Café was open to the public as a neighborhood coffee shop, occasional bar, and OCD rehab center, where visitors could experience firsthand the artist’s obsession with the tools of his craft.