Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

  • The Artists’ Artists

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum asked an international group of artists to select a single exhibition or event that most memorably captured their eye in 2018.

    Barbara Kruger

    Bodys Isek Kingelez and “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980” (Museum of Modern Art, New York, on view through January 1 and January 13, 2019, respectively) Kingelez’s “City Dreams” is all dazzling skill and deep style: a jammy urbanity emblazoned with invented corporate and government logos that speak to both the hope for a peaceful world and the seductions of global capital. The Congolese

  • Leigha Mason, Spit Banquet, 2012. Performance view, 1:1 Gallery, New York, October 11, 2012.

    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

    1 ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE We’d been disappointed by live music for a few years, so it was a shock to see Acid Mothers Temple live two times in New York this spring and witness them redefining psychedelic music. Like a group of crazed wizards, they spiritually entrance you.

    2 DR. STRANGELY STRANGE, KIP OF THE SERENES (Island) and HEAVY PETTING (Vertigo) One of our favorite bands ever, these Irish pioneers of what is now called “acid folk” were very much in the air this year, as we seemed to hear the quirky, surrealist lyrics and groundbreaking structures of their earliest albums (from 1969 and 1970,