From an exhibit that encourages you to take pieces of the art home to a full-blown space simulation by sculptor Tom Sachs, here’s everything to explore in your neighborhood this week:
NYC: Take Me (I’m Yours)
While most museums have a guard watching your every move, The Jewish Museum not only wants you to touch the art on display – they want you to take home a little piece of it, too. This new exhibit features the work of 42 artists from around the world, featuring works intended to be poked, prodded, and pocketed.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St.
When: Through February 5th.
Sculptor/filmmaker/painter Tom Sachs doesn’t want to wait for NASA to land on Europa, Jupiter’s icy (but possibly habitable) moon. So he’s taking on the task himself with a full-fledged space expedition-as-sculpture in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, featuring everything from an Apollo-era Mission Control to an interactive astronaut crew. It’s the third exhibit in the making of his Space Program series, and we highly recommend checking it out.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street.
When: Through January 13th.
LA: Eat the River
Experimental French artist Frédérick Gautier presents a 100-piece concrete exhibit inspired by the minute details of the Los Angeles river.
Where: Please Do Not Enter, 549 S Olive St.
When: Through October 24th.