Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Richard Kerr


let this e-mail signal my support for Astria Suparak. i have worked w/ Astria , she is professional and above such shoddy treatment .i wish her t/ best , as for t/ Warehouse
Gallery , well you blew it , you lost one t/ most effective Curators
of her generation. Small minds in a small town

Richard Kerr
Professor, Film Production
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec

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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.