Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jeremy Bailey

Mr Hoone,

It has come to my attention that the Yes Men exhibit will definitely not take place without Astria Suparak as curator -- in clear contradiction to the reply email you sent me (and everyone else).

I refer to this

I am frankly appalled that you would lead your community to believe you are in control of a situation that in fact you are helplessly incapable of handling.

How dare you. You owe your community and your own office a sincere apology and you owe us an answer.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly call for your resignation, anything less would be as absurd as the action you have taken to remove Astria Suparak from your office.

expecting less,

Jeremy Bailey
Syracuse University Felllow, MFA 2006.

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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.