Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bart Woodstrup

Hello Jeffrey,

I have recently been informed of a decision you have taken regarding
Astria. I have also been asked to write a letter in support for her
continuation as director at the Warehouse. While I support Astria and
am particularly supportive and inspired by the shows she's curated, I
am also curious to know what is at issue with her removal.

I think it is fair to assume that you have come to this decision
rationally and with good intention - with that in mind could please
inform me of this? If not me personally, then do you have a formal
public statement on the matter?


Bart Woodstrup, Artist

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Syracuse has lost one its greatest assets. Astria Suparak, Inaugural Director of The Warehouse Gallery of Syracuse University, was removed from her position as of Sept. 30th, 2007, despite widespread support from community members, students, faculty, and the international art community. This decision was made unilaterally by Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC).

At the time of Suparak's dismissal, Hoone also canceled her forthcoming exhibitions, including "Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men," due to open in November 2007.