• Blinky Palermo

    Kunstmuseum Bonn

    The Blinky Palermo retrospective organized by Bernhard Bürgi for the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in 1984–85 became something of a legend. The first retrospective of Palermo’s work to be mounted since then (at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn) was also the occasion for the publication of the first book (compiled by Thordis Moeller) to bring together Palermo’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings.

    Palermo was unusually careful with the installation of his exhibits; for him it was almost a ritualistic process. He placed considerable value on presenting each group of works in isolation from the others. The curators

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