News__ Tom Sachs to Space in Nikes

May 14, 2012 | By

Tom Sachs is opening a new exhibit and made some Nike stuff to help celebrate

Sculptor, installation artist, and painter, Tom Sachs first attempted a mission to the moon in 2007. Taking inspiration from man's first landing on the moon in 1969, he launched his SPACE PROGRAM at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles. Coinciding with the opening of his new exhibit SPACE PROGRAM: Mars at the Park Armory in New York, Sachs, who is known for renaming, examination, and questioning of icons of capitalist culture and systems of daily life, is testing iterations of a new sneaker.

The capsule collection from Nike and Tom Sachs is titled NIKEcraft and includes: The Mars Yard Shoe, the Trench, The Marsfly Jacket, and the Lightweight Tote. Astronauts, like athletes, must go through rigorous training before embarking on their missions and each piece in the Nike and Tom Sachs capsule collection packs enough functionality it technically could go into space with you. Mars perhaps?

Tom Sachs new exhibit SPACE PROGRAM: Mars opens at the Park Avenue Armory this Wednesday May 16 and runs until June 17. For now, see pieces from the Tom Sachs NIKEcraft collection below.

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