Artist Tom Sachs is a little obsessed with Space Travel. So much so that he recreated an entire lunar landing with meticulously made props at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA in 2007. Now he’s at it again:
The artist will continue his DIY exploration of the final frontier with “Space Program 2.0: Mars,” a four-week mission that will launch next spring in the 55,000-square-foot drill hall of New York’s Park Avenue Armory. Sachs and his 13-member studio team have used foam core, hot glue, and plywood to create elaborate (yet cheekily rough-hewn) spacecraft, exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, and a Martian landscape. Visitors to the exhibition, which opens May 18, can watch the intrepid crew from take-off to landing, as they perform mission tasks such as Rover Deployment, Red Beans and Rice Preparation, and Suiting Protocol. The team will also embark on planetary excursions, collect scientific samples, and photograph the surrounding landscape.