Contemporary artist, Tom Sachs, will hold an exhibition “Tom Sachs: Store Experience” at ISETAN THE SPACE on the 2nd floor of the Isetan Shinjuku main building from September 29 to November 30.
Tom Sachs is known for his sculpted works using materials around him themed as handmade off-the-shelf products that have an ironic and humorous take on modern capitalist society. He has made a name for himself around the world with works imitating items from many brands and companies including the using Hermes and the McDonald’s logo in “Hermes Value Meal” and chainsaws with the “Chanel.” His work is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Prada Foundation in Milan.
At the exhibition, Tom Sachs said, “Retail Experience is an opportunity to share the physical expression of the studio with others. The Tom Sachs: Retail Experience is a chance for you to own pieces of art from galleries and museums in your home. We have selected the Isetan Shinjuku store because of our love for Japan. Our values, hard work, craftsmanship, dedication, respect, and love, will be met and exceeded in Japan.”
Under the theme of “store experience,” rare chess sets and new furniture that mimic the “moon” creations from the 2000s will be on display and available for purchase. From September 23rd to October 13th, ISETAN THE SPACE will have a special window display to commemorate the event, and the exhibition space on the second floor was designed by Tom Sachs himself. Using plywood, which is a somewhat iconic material, the venue itself is a work of art.
In addition, the venue will have special reservation only showings of 2 videos from October 2. Vigilant viewers who can answer a specially prepared question correctly will receive an exclusive Tom Sachs dog-tag.