The first significant survey of their work on display in Australia, The SUBSTATION presents, from 2 February, an exclusive exhibition of works from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Loyalty Does Not End With Death.
Curated by Lawrence English, the exhibition features Genesis’ artworks and traces the development of the pandrogyne project as well as their interests in identity and transcendence. It explores their interest in the sacred and the profane and is a provocation against wholesale acceptance on normative relations, be they social, political, sexual or otherwise.
For over four decades Genesis has shattered boundaries and notions with an eclectic body of work that has seen h/er declared as one of the world’s most influential artists. Working across art forms, Genesis has exhibited in hundreds of exhibitions worldwide over the past 46 years, including the recent retrospectives at the Andy Warhol Museum and the Rubin Museum of Art.
“The work Genesis has undertaken, across music and art has been foundational and is a critical intergenerational connection between the countercultures of the mid 20th century and emergent projects around identity, transgression and transcendence in music and art today.” says English.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is the legendary English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance, and visual artist. P-Orridge fronted the pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle between 1975 and 1981 and the experimental multimedia commonage Psychic TV from 1981 to present.
Loyalty Does Not End With Death
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Exhibition: 2 February – 10 March 2018
For more information, visit: www.thesubstation.org.au for details.
Image: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge by Drew Weidemann