“The Fall of the House of Whimsy” by Justin Vivian Bond

Posted by The G on October 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Justin Vivian Bond.

The Fall of the House of Whimsy by Justin Vivian Bond

"The Fall of the House of Whimsy" by Justin Vivian Bond. Now showing at Participant Inc in NYC through December 18, 2011

Is there anything that Justin Vivian Bond does not do? Singer, performer, queer rights activist, visual artist and the list goes on!  “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” at Participant Inc. in Manhattan is Justin Vivian Bond’s first solo exhibit.  The exhibit consists of  paintings, photographs and installations incorporating elements of Bond’s former 2nd Avenue loft, which is about to be torn down.  The opening night reception was a blast as it felt like being invited over to Justin’s house for one of those legendary parties that you read about in the papers the next day.  Different areas of the gallery had different areas of an apartment and it was great to see party goers interacting with the art.

Limited Edition Vinyl Copies of "Dendrophile" by Justin Vivian Bond

If you are a fan of Justin’s work (and how could you not be?  Justin is incredibly talented), you will love this exhibit.  “The Fall of the House of Whimsy” by Justin Vivian Bond is showing at Participant Inc (located at 253 East Houston Street) in New York through December 18, 2011.  There are other “Whimsy” events including performances and installations so check out Justin Vivian Bond’s official site for more details.

Genesis P Orridge and Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Genesis P. Orridge and Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the opening night party for "The Fall of the House of Whimsy"

 

G Meets Genesis P-Orridge

Posted by The G on April 3, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo taken with my hand.

Genesis P-Orridge and G.

On April 2, 2010 at the world premiere of “Beautiful Darling – The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar,” (which was really awesome, by the way), I met industrial music legend Genesis P-Orridge.  Genesis P-Orridge has been in the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV.  If you’ve ever tripped on shrooms, P-Orridge’s music has no doubt been the soundtrack to a great mind-bending experience.  In the 1990s, P-Orridge began a collaboration with the performance artist Lady Jaye Breyer in which they applied the strategy of  cutting-up  to their own bodies, in an effort to merge their two identities, through plastic surgery, hormone therapy, cross-dressing and altered behavior, into a single,  pandrogynous  character,  BREYER P-ORRIDGE.  Thanks for being so cool Genesis!

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