Friday, April 1, 2016

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, a Shape-Shifter, Pays Homage to Hindu Myths

By Randy Kennedy
“Feeding the Fishes” (2010) by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Credit Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, via Invisible-Exports
NEW YORK---On Friday, March 11, the Rubin Museum, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and India, [opened] “Try to Altar Everything,” a highly unorthodox exhibition of paintings, sculptures and installations that explore the ways Hindu mythology and Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley have influenced Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s work. As part of the show, the artist [invites] visitors to contribute to the installations by bringing in offerings — in exchange for handmade “psychic cross” pendants designed by the artist and produced in Kathmandu. [link]

The Rubin Museum of Art: "Try to Altar Everything" (Ends August 1, 2016); 150 West 17th St. New York, NY; (212) 620-5000;