Guilty of Everything
April 9 – May 28, 2017
→ CCS Bard Galleries
- Pat Elifritz
Hessel Collection Exhibitions, Student Curated Projects
In 1986, the Italian painter Francesco Clemente (b. 1953) co-founded Hanuman Books, with the American publisher Raymond Foye. Clemente and Foye developed the publication series as an outlet for contemporary authors, poets, and artists, rare titles, and new translations. The small, pocket-sized books were designed by Clemente and published twelve times a year, yielding a catalog of over fifty individual titles by the early 1990s. Contributors included Eileen Myles, Simone Weil, Jean Genet, Dodie Bellamy, Jack Smith, and Herbert Huncke, among many others. Guilty of Everything presents the near entirety of the Hanuman catalog, with a series of paintings made by Clemente in the 1980s. Together, the exhibition considers Clemente’s generative years of literary and visual reciprocity.