Dia and Lynne Cooke have invited four contemporary artists for whom Palermo’s work has been important to lead walkthroughs of the Dia:Beacon installation. They will explore Palermo’s Metal Pictures and late works in the context of his artistic development.
Josiah McElheny lives and works in New York. His works in sculpture, performance and film—as well as writing and curatorial projects—have often focused on connecting social and political history to aesthetics. In conjunction with the Dia's collaboration with CCS Bard for the Blinky Palermo retrospective, in Bard's galleries McElheny is exhibiting a series of responses to Palermo's wall drawings and paintings.