previews

  • Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1943-1977

    CCS Bard Hessel Museum
    Bard College Campus
    June 25–October 31

    Dia:Beacon
    3 Beekman Street
    June 25–October 31

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
    5905 Wilshire Boulevard
    October 31–January 16

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW
    February 24–May 15

    Curated by Lynne Cooke

    Artists and critics wax rhapsodic about
    Blinky Palermo, but a deep understanding of his work is only beginning to emerge. His no fewer than six posthumous European surveys, excepting a resolute and spectacular 2007 retrospective in Düsseldorf, have not done Palermo any favors, confining him to the dubious role of distinctly German quasi-Expressionist. Dia’s stunning holdings of the late Metal Pictures Palermo made in New York City, together with catalogue contributions by curator Lynne Cooke, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Suzanne Hudson, and others, promise an American perspective on one of the first transcontinental artists—at last.

    Travels to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Feb. 24–May 15, 2011; Dia:Beacon, NY, and CCS Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 25–Oct. 31, 2011.