How to Sweep By Tom Sachs (plus Tom Sachs x Nike Craft "Mars Yard Shoe")Juxtapoz // Monday, 14 May 2012
Leading contemporary artist Tom Sachs has always had a fascination with space and space travel. We just didn't know he was going to create, with Nike, a Mars Yard Shoe, or an entire line of Nike gear to be worn when you are planning a trip to Mars. Just planning, not going. As Sachs notes on his site, "These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry." While they plan things.
Sachs' collaboration/project with Nike seems to be a bit of an inside joke he is presenting on his webstore, but the shoes and clothes look to build up momentum for a new video, "How to Sweep," and his newest exhibition, Space Program: Mars, opening at the Park Avenue Armory on May 16, 2012. More on this later this week...