TOM SACHS: TIMELINE
September 22, 2019 - August 2, 2020
SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen is pleased to present a retrospective of the American artist Tom Sachs, the artist's first major solo exhibition in Germany for over 15 years. In addition to works from the Schaufler Collection and international loans, one area is dedicated to the multi-part room installation Tea Ceremony , which is being exhibited in Germany for the first time after the USA and Japan. As a highlight, Sachs is designing a large-format sculpture especially for the museum. It shows the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, 2001.
Tom Sachs is known for his bricolage objects made from found materials and objects in which the traces of work remain clearly visible. The artist borrows his motifs from everyday culture, the consumer world or history: Hello Kitty figures, the corporate design of McDonald’s , the Space Shuttle or even Chanel handbags are appropriated, alienated and redesigned.
Tom Sachs builds alternative worlds for a wide variety of topics that follow his rules of the game. With inventive talent and irony, the artist critically questions the value of products and the meaning of existing rituals and ways of life.