Kevin Beasley MFA ’12 “The Sound of Morning” Exhibition

“Last Friday at 5 p.m. I joined a small crowd at the intersection of Orchard Street and Rivington on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to see “The Sound of Morning,” a piece by the sculptor and performance artist Kevin Beasley, commissioned by the Performa Biennial. (Though Beasley’s performance is over, it can be viewed at, and the rest of the festival’s shows, which continue through the end of the month, will also stream live.) Simply setting a piece outdoors charges the surroundings with an air of intention and expectation, even before the piece itself actually happens. I studied the fire escapes and tailor shops and restaurants down Orchard Street, or the bystander carrying a kendo practice sword, the way I might have studied a painting.”

Read more about “The Sound of Morning” at this New York Times article.