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Re: <nettime> Event: Chris Gilbert's resignation
martha rosler on Wed, 31 May 2006 19:28:52 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Event: Chris Gilbert's resignation


i am surprised at Brian Holmes for presenting this document this way, 
though I note that your wording, Brian, ultimates begs the question. 
A curator with an ethic of solidarity perhaps, but to many readers 
I've heard from (since this has been circulating for a week), this 
appears to be a case of someone stepping in front of the material 
they wish to put before the public and thereby, as they say, making 
himself (or his labels) the story.

Perhaps solidarity can be evoked and supported in the viewers by not 
predetermining quite so firmly the rhetorical turns that might 
accompany it. (Of course, what one discusses in house is different 
from what the viewer sees, and the document  in question is not part 
of an exhibition but a letter circulated out of an impasse...over a 
word.)

in soildarity
martha rosler



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