previews

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Mum & Dad, 1971, mixed media, 11 x 15".

    “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: S/He Is Her/E”

    The Andy Warhol Museum
    117 Sandusky Street
    June 15–September 15

    Curated by Nicholas Chambers

    Though best known as the vocalist and guiding force behind the seminal industrial music groups Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, Genesis P-Orridge first emerged as a body/performance artist in early-1970s London, leading the highly controversial multimedia collective COUM Transmissions. In the ’90s, P-Orridge took up another radical body art collaboration, together with the late Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, in their Pandrogyne project, which took gender-bending and William Burroughs/Brion Gysin’s notions of the “third mind” and the cut-up method to aesthetic and biological extremes. This first solo museum exhibition dedicated to P-Orridge, including more than one hundred works dating from the early ’70s to the present, will emphasize the Pandrogyne collaboration but will also include silk screens, sculptures, photographs, and collages, along with relics from COUM Transmissions’s too-often neglected contributions to performance art’s outer limits.