Whitney Biennial 2012

For Three Months, Whitney Museum Is Artist Dawn Kasper’s Home Away From Home


Crammed into a corner on the third floor of the 2012 Whitney Biennial is an interesting road block. For her contribution to the show, the artist Dawn Kasper has moved into the museum, and her stuff is everywhere. It overflows into the walkway, where people inevitably stopped to gawk at a press preview on Monday. There were two stacks of books resting on the floor (Didion’s Play It As It Lays is on top of one; Deconstruction & Criticism atop the other), record players, amplifiers, radios, a projector flashing a Buster Keaton documentary onto the wall, a bed, more books resting on a large bookcase (heavy on theoretical texts) and tables with piles of works-in-progress. Photographs were hung all over the walls. Read More