[NetBehaviour] Brooklyn College lost, destroyed MFA artists' work.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue May 30 12:58:48 CEST 2006
Brooklyn College lost, destroyed MFA artists' work.
Eighteen Brooklyn College MFA students were not only dispossessed of a
graduate thesis exhibition when the New York City shut it down and
padlocked the doors in downtown Brooklyn. On Saturday, five days after
their school itself had precipitously, foolishly and cowardly removed
all of their art from the gallery, hauled it away in open trucks and
dumped it back on the campus, they were permitted to enter the hall
where it had been unceremoniously dropped by campus workmen.
There they discovered that much of the art, the product of months of
work and the focus and culmination of their graduate studies, was
missing and a good percentage of the work that was there had been
damaged or destroyed irreparably.
This is a large excerpt from the press release which appears on the
At 9am yesterday [Saturday, May 13] students arrived at Roosevelt Hall
on the Brooklyn College campus prepared to inspect their work together.
The students were surprised to find that Mr. Little had ordered the
officers to allow students access only one at a time. This caused the
process to last until 6pm yesterday afternoon.
Under the supervision of Brooklyn College CUNY security officers and
with the aid of Graduate Deputy Karen Giusti, students found their work
improperly packaged in garbage bags, much of it irreparably damaged and
some pieces missing.
Carrie Fucile, who built a 7' x 8' x 10' wooden house as part of an
installation, could find barely a trace of the large structure among the
two rooms in which the work was stowed. A few pieces of the dismantled
installation were used as packaging for other works of art, others were
later located out by the loading dock for raw materials and trash.
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