Friday, September 28, 2007

Joanna Spitzner

September 27, 2007

Domenic Iacono

SU Art Galleries

Dear Domenic,

Because of the actions of your supervisor and the poor leadership of CMAC, I am will not participate in this year’s faculty exhibition. I do not wish to be a part of an institution that does not value the judgment of the VPA faculty or its constituents.

Feel free to publish this letter in the catalog in lieu of an image of my work.


Joanna Spitzner
Assistant Professor
Department of Foundation
College of Visual and Performing Arts

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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.