Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tom Sherman - Jeffrey Hoone


From: Tom Sherman
Sent: Tue 9/18/2007 8:34 AM
To: Jeffrey Joseph Hoone
Subject: RE: Yes Men


The Yes Men have contacted me to inform me they are not interested in
working with you or anyone else asked or contracted to replace Astria
Suparak at the Warehouse Gallery. Their interest in doing this show
was based on their relationship with Astria. I cannot convince them
otherwise, nor do I wish to. Please refrain from using my name when
trying to remount Astria's show. She set this show up and did the
work. It is Astria Suparak's show of the Yes Men's work that has been


Professor Tom Sherman
Syracuse University
Department of Transmedia
102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, New York 13244-1210

tel 315.443.1202
fax 315.443.1303

e-mail twsherma@syr.edu


From: Jeffrey Joseph Hoone
Sent: Mon 9/17/2007 5:28 PM
To: Tom Sherman
Subject: Yes Men


I contacted the Yes Men today and they didn't think they could get
back on track with the exhibition citing their preference for Astria's
engagement in the project, budget concerns and that exhibitions are
outside of their core mission. Since you have worked with them in the
past would you be willing to contact them to see if we can try and
make the exhibition possible.


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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.