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Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016

, New York City | Arts & Culture

Wax nostalgic at Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016, this Brooklyn Museum exhibition, which highlights a now prehistoric way to listen to music: boomboxes. Long before the days of smartphones and MP3 players there were boom boxes—large, portable cassette players with AM/FM stereos, enormous speakers and a carrying handle. For children of the 1970s and ‘80s, there were few other ways to take your music with you, though carrying one of these monsters on your shoulder no doubt caused back problems later in life. The Brooklyn Museum celebrates these beloved cultural icons—and their influence on street music—through the works of contemporary artist Tom Sachs, who has transformed a pavilion within the museum into a “living sound system” filled with 18 sculptural boom boxes. Sachs uses a number of everyday items like batteries, duct tape and hot glue to create his pieces, which will actually play music. Source & image: nycgo.com

Event Details

    April 21, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016
    01:00 AM - 11:00 PM