The SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen art museum in Germany recently launched a major retrospective on acclaimed American artist, Tom Sachs. Entitled “Timeline,” the sprawling presentation signals Sachs’ first monumental presentation in the country for over 15 years. A number of large-scale sculptures and bricolage objects are displayed throughout the exhibition rooms of the German institute that chronicle the artist’s decades-long career as a contemporary artist.
Highlights include his life-sized ‘Miffy’ (2008) statue, ‘Hello Kitty Nativity’ (1994) sculptural work, the ’Chanel Guillotine’ mixed-media sculpture, and towering sculptures of the Twin Towers. Moreover, ‘Tea Ceremony’ pieces and NASA-inspired objects are also on display. One of the more eye-catching works is a makeshift McDonalds stand entitled ‘Nutsy’s McDonald’s’ (2001) complete with employee uniforms and a garbage bin to boot. Altogether, Sachs’ artworks “critically questions the value of products and the meaning of existing rituals and ways of life,” described the museum in a statement.
“Timeline” is on view through April 26, 2020. View select works above and the visit SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen’s website to learn more.
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