Space Program: Europa
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
September 16, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Opening Night Party: September 16, 7-11 pm (tickets)
Opening Weekend Demonstration: September 17, 1-6 pm (tickets)
September 16, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opens Tom Sachs’s Space Program: Europa. For the latest installment of the artist’s ongoing Space Program project, Sachs presents an immersive installation of large scale sculptures including the Mobile Quarantine Facility, Mission Control, and the Landing Exploration Module (LEM), as well as a variety of materials and equipment for conducting scientific experiments. Two live activations of the exhibition by Sachs’s astronauts will occur during opening and closing weekends: the opening weekend demonstration takes place September 17, from 1-6 pm.
As an accompaniment to Space Program: Europa, Sachs presents Logjam Café, a multi-media installation/coffee shop/bar featuring a custom coffee cart built in collaboration with Peddler NY and coffee from Brooklyn-based roaster Lofted Coffee. Sachs’ menu also offers whiskey, mezcal, Tecate, and a vacuum-sealed Oreo-Ritz cracker hybrid: the Ritzeo. The café sells books, zines, stickers, and T-shirts. Logjam Café is also an “OCD rehab center”, offering visitors opportunities to engage firsthand with Sachs’s studio systems.