Hi Eric & all,
> hello patrick, all,
> At 15:03 -0500 02-06-2004, patrick lichty wrote:
>> I talked with Ray Thomas today, and he thought it would be a great idea
>> if Eric would consider drafting a letter.
> I think Amanda McDonald Crowley is working on a first draft tonight
> for consideration en petit committee and then as quickly as possible
> out to lists to gather signatories.
> I would urge for a letter that is first of all professional, coming
> from curators, writers, critics, academics and colleague artists. The
> letter should express the concern about the personal situation of
> Steve Kurtz and other members of CAE indighted, and secondly should
> sound worries about a general poltical climate in which artsitic
> freedom (one of the cater-pillars of the liberal democracies) is
> under pressure.
> It seems important to me that this should not come off as a radical
> polticial action group, seizing upon this event to make a fringe
> poltical case. probably it would be helpfull if people also indicate
> the organisation they are affiliated with. Yesterday I discussed this
> story in the editorial board meeting of De Balie and the board and
> director expressed support for this campaign. I really think it is
> good to go *institutional* on this one, whilst elsewhere the general,
> fringe, political, activist and other ralleys can happen.
> I'll see what the situation is tomorrow morning - if there's no draft
> yet I will write it - succint, concerned, professional.