Alternative altar visions

“Pandrogenic” artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at the opening of her/his show at the Rubin Museum in Chelsea. Above is P-Orridge’s “psychic cross.” Glowing in the background is an image that blends P-Orridge and her/his late partner Lady Jaye. P-Orridge is holding a voodoo doll representing Lady Jaye.  Photo by Bob Krasner

“Pandrogenic” artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at the opening of her/his show at the Rubin Museum in Chelsea. Above is P-Orridge’s “psychic cross.” Glowing in the background is an image that blends P-Orridge and her/his late partner Lady Jaye. P-Orridge is holding a voodoo doll representing Lady Jaye. Photo by Bob Krasner

More than 2,000 people filled the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday night March 11 to experience the latest project by multidisciplinary “pandrogenic” artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Entitled “Try To Altar Everything,” the work incorporates small objects that are being brought to the museum on an ongoing basis by patrons. The first 1,000 people who contribute to the piece will receive a limited edition “psychic cross” designed by P-Orridge and produced in Nepal.

“The objects around you are just as sacred as a 300-year-old relic in a museum,” the artist, who identifies as “h/er,” said, explaining project’s concept.

A founding member of the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, P-Orridge plans to spend a fair amount of time at the museum, at 150 W. 17th St., throughout the show’s run, including a rare concert with Psychic TV.

For more information, see http://rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/genesis-breyer-p-orridge .

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