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March 16, 2010

MOMA Event - An Evening with Artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

MOMA Event - An Evening with Artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Monday March 22nd at 7:00pmin the The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2.

OK.. so I'll bet most MAO readers don't know this artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, too well.

Up until a year ago.. MAo didn't either.. But we have to say.. you should take a close look at this artist's work if you've not seen it before. Singer, Songwriter, writer, and artist, Genesis is a cutting edge British born gender bending artist from the 60's and 70's who's still working, and relevant today.

Here's the MOMA comment for this Monday Evening's event...

New York–based artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (b. Great Britain, 1950) has been testing the limits and conventions of music, language, art, and identity for almost forty years. As a founding member of the seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle, P-Orridge made music history. More recently, in collaboration with his partner Lady Jaye, the artist started an ongoing experiment in body modification aimed at creating one “pandrogynous” being. For this discussion, P-Orridge focuses on works created with the 1970s British avant-garde performance collective COUM Transmissions. The group’s collaboration culminated in the 1976 retrospective PROSTITUTION at London’s I.C.A. Gallery, which was vehemently attacked by the press and even debated in British Parliament. P-Orridge will show rare footage and images of COUM’s performances. Please note: This program may contain explicit material.

MAO was impressed during Armory Week, we got to visit the collections and homes of some of NYC most well respected art collectors (think the posh, stuffy, and polite society of NYC!), and we saw the work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge proudly on display. WHat??  ...Who??..   Really? ....Genesis! YES!!

So, We were a bit surprised to say the least to see such smutprovocative Artwork on the walls of an Upper East Side Mansion.. what would the neighbors Biff and Buffy say??. But there it was, for all the VIP's to see!


Well.. Here's just one example...
Photo #1 by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Sigil (Full Strength)/B-Right-On, 1985/2002
Mixed media
20 x 14.75 inches
on 23.5 x 19.5 inch paper
MAO has never been a big art collage fan.. It always seems a bit too crafty and some times childlike..
but when
we saw how powerful and a bit shocking, the works of Genesis can be, we were intrigued.
It's certainly worth a second look.
The first show of this artist's  work we ever saw was in a small bleeding  cutting edge Lower East Side Gallery..
Invisible--Exports.. which is where you'd think this type of Art work would stay.
But we guess some smart people on the Upper East Side in High Society have an dark adventurous side! YEA!
So, My little MAO-ettes, get your tickets for this MOMA lecture today.  This event is going to be popular.. and if nothing else, it's bound to be very interesting!!
Photo #2 by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
English Breakfast, 2002-2009
Mixed media
14 x 11 inches
Edition of 3
See you MONDAY at MOMA!


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Gen is a dear friend and this is so deserved. She has been through so much over the past several years. Thanks for posting MAO and congrats Gen, you know Lady J is smiling down on you!

World Cup & Largest International Fine Art Collaboration In History

Leading contemporary Australian artist Chris Wake has been commissioned to do a painting for the 2010 Fine Art Project to celebrate the World Cup 2010 South Africa. According to 2010 Fine Art the official license holder for world cup fine art “ It is one of the largest and most ambitious art collaborations in history.” The Adelaide Hills artist Chris Wake, has finished the painting titled “Cockatoo At The Great Debate” . The painting includes a strange raft of characters from different countries with Nolanesque eyes debating the football match. Wake says “The brief was to incorporate Australia`s national pride, African heritage and the enthusiasm of the football – not an easy task to include all of this in one painting” Chris Wake says “I like to include animals in my paintings, usually birds, to remind us that we belong as part of the natural world and mankind needs to live a life that is far more respectful and sensitive to other flora and fauna species. My exhibition in Hong Kong last year was called “Global Rescue” and was a satirical comment depicting animals saving humans from the rising waterlevels “
In a few months South Africa will host the FIFA world cup South Africa – the biggest and most-watched sporting event in the world. “ In the eighty years of the FIFA World Cup fine art has never been licensed by FIFA until now. A few Artists from each of the 32 countries that qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa have been invited to participate in this ground-breaking global exhibition.” says 2010 Fine Art. Australian artist Chris Wake was commissioned because her work was noted when she had a sell out exhibition in Melbourne a few years ago and was a finalist in the 2008 Sovereign Asian Art Prize held in Hong Kong . The prestigious art prize, which artists have to nominated by a respected art dealer, covers the whole of asia and Wake was one of the 30 finalists out of 1100 practising artists. Eminent judges came from around the world including curators from the Guggenheim and The Tate museums. There is also a Sovereign European art prize held in London and both are sponsored by Barclays.
Brands United, a German art marketing company will publish limited edition signed prints from the paintings for the world cup and sold around the world. The paintings will be exhibited in London, Munich, Tokyo, Barcelona and USA. The original paintings will then be Auctioned by FIFA later this year.
Born in 1960 Wake has had more than 12 solo exhibitions and 40 group exhibitions some of which have been sell out shows. Chris Wake studied Fine Art at Adelaide Central School of Art and has been painting since 1976. Wake`s paintings are now much sought after by corporate and private collectors in Australia and internationally
The painting can be viewed online at www.artcw.com.au or http://www.2010fineart.com http://www.youtube.com/user/MMXArt

Bambino and I will be there...see you there MAO!

Photo#1-Such boring secong rate work.
All done better decades ago .......

I don't even know what be going on in that first picture. And I probably don't want to know given that I regularly attend my church, on Picnic Day. But that second picture be cracking me up y'all! It like that boojie old queen got some pork and bean thrown up on her face! LOL!

I really like that kind of art that you have to take your time to find a pattern or to check as whole that every little piece mean something in the collage. so I think that "Sigil (Full Strength)/B-Right-On". It is the best one. Probably better than I check in this site http://www.iservepharmacy.com/

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