Everybody is Somebody’s Family
March 16 - May 11, 2019
Everybody is Somebody’s Family is an audio recording of an improvisational performance with Zeena Parkins at David Lewis Gallery on December 21, 2018. It was inspired by Claudia La Rocco’s Poem (2018). Everybody is Somebody’s Family was the fourth and final in a four-part performance series inside of the exhibition Four Scores (From Zero to Nothing).
Zeena Parkins (harp, sounds)
Claudia La Rocco (poem)
Dawn Kasper (born 1977, Fairfax, VA, lives and works in New York, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist working across genres of performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and sound. Her work often improvisationally emerges out of a fascination with existentialism, subjects of vulnerability, desire, and the construction of meaning. In 2017, Kasper participated in the 57th Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, with a 6-month durational performative installation in the Central Pavilion entitled “The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars” (2017). Select recent solo exhibitions include: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Tang Museum, Skidmore College, NY; ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy; CCS Bard College, New York, NY; Issue Project Room, New York, NY; and David Lewis Gallery, New York, NY. Select group exhibitions include: American Academy in Rome, Italy; The 2012 Whitney Biennial, curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Pacific Standard Time Public and Performance Art, Los Angeles, CA; Public Art Fund, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL; The Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland among others. Kasper is represented by David Lewis in New York, NY and has work included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy; and Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon.