Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1943-1977

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College
33 Garden Rd Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies
June 25–October 31, 2011

3 Beekman Street
June 25–October 31, 2011

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
October 31, 2010–January 16, 2011

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW
February 24–May 15, 2011

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.