In just a few weeks we will be saying goodbye to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s current Rubin Museum exhibition, Try To Altar Everything. The exhibition, closing on August 1, incorporates new works produced in Nepal and gives visitors opportunities to personally interact with the artist. Over the past few months, visitors have been engaging with the provocative themes of self-expression and devotion by sharing their own stories and objects with us. If you’ve not yet visited, take a look at the five reasons you should pencil in a trip before the end of the month:
1) You can still contribute an offering.
Since the exhibition opened in March, Breyer P-Orridge has received more than one thousand personal artifacts from visitors, which s/he has arranged and installed throughout the exhibition galleries. Though the psychic cross pendants are gone, you can still contribute an offering as part of your visit.
2) You can interact with the artwork.
Please touch! Visitors can physically engage with several of the art objects in the exhibition. This includes a bronze casting of Breyer P-Orridge’s right arm in a clasping gesture and a reliquary full of objects selected by the artist.
3) You’ll discover connections between contemporary art and ancient ideas.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has long shirked the confines of “either/or” and hybrid traditions are a fixture of life Nepal. The idea of identifying as both sides of a categorical option resonates with Nepalese approaches to identity and religion, as well as with Breyer P-Orridge’s own artistic practice, grounded in devotion and ritual. Discover these connections and more when you visit the exhibition.
4. You’ll find out what all the excitement is about.
“Try to Altar Everything is an exquisite, if sometimes gruesome, approach to spiritual transcendence and hybridity”¦ It is an exhibition that mixes the art historical with the deeply personal.” –Hyperallergic
Breyer P-Orridge and h/er exhibition have made headlines in new outlets like The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, The Village Voice and The New York Times. Plan a visit and find out what the hype is all about.
5. You can purchase limited edition merchandise and artist memorabilia.
These items won’t be available to purchase at the museum’s shop forever. Grab a copy of the exhibition catalog and a soundtrack to the documentary, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye before they are gone! You can also pick up a copy of the artist’s book, Thee Psychick Bible, or an exclusive psychic cross patch.
Be sure to catch the exhibition before it closes on August 1.