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Nov 14, 2012 juanalonso commented on Taking Whatshertits to Another Level: Ben Beres's Print Is Cut from a Show at Cornish.
I can honestly say I understand frustrations from all sides on this article and comment thread and I see the validity of many of the viewpoints expressed. What I found missing was the lack of questioning or burden of responsibility or even the request of input from Mr. Beres. By pointing this out, I am by no means making any assumption of his intent nor am I criticizing or blaming him for anything. I respect his artwork but don't know him enough to make ANY type of judgement on his character. I only bring this up because it reminds me of times past when in several cases, my women friends were cheated on and the anger was always directed at "the other woman" instead of the men they were involved with. I bring this up because it goes to the topic of how the two sexes are perceived and treated differently.
There have been plenty of comments directed at the curator, the critic, the women who did not want to be depicted and many comments from women directing their disagreement of the artwork a man created at each other. At the very least, whoever the artist is at the center of the controversy, should share not only the notoriety of the "scandal" but should also be given the opportunity to make his intent known. If men are going to be included in the dialogue and ride the coattails of the enhanced visibility of women artists in Seattle, then they/we should also be equal targets of criticism and evaluation.
Nov 6, 2012 juanalonso commented on The Non-Ice-Skating at Cal Anderson Park Is Non-Happening This Year.
BTW, folks, I know Jen and I did not take her remarks in a negative way AT ALL nor should my response be taken that way either. Sometimes my sense of humor doesn't show as much as it should. We have a lot more serious stuff to deal with tonight!!!
Nov 6, 2012 juanalonso commented on The Non-Ice-Skating at Cal Anderson Park Is Non-Happening This Year.
FYI: Barrio means neighborhood in Spanish. Americans have given the word a derogatory connotation to refer to the "undesirable" Latino areas, so cut it out, your whiteness is showing!
Oct 9, 2012 juanalonso commented on The Lameness That Is Seattle Sometimes.
I'm surprised at you, Mr Mudede, as I have a lot of respect for you and your professionalism. I find this petty cheap shot directed at a particular artist's, way more lame than any public art out there.
Jan 5, 2012 juanalonso commented on SAM to Artists: Thank You for the Xmas Gift, Please Take It Away.
I thought it was a gift. SAM protested to have it removed. Todd will do so in a classy, timely manner. SAM will be happy to take the $$ of course. Yep. Classy.
Sep 2, 2011 juanalonso commented on Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race.
Thanks for writing this, Jen! This is a conversation that needs to be on-going.
Sep 14, 2010 juanalonso commented on Currently Hanging: Anselm Kiefer.
I remember seeing a Kiefer show years ago, I believe it was at the L.A. County Museum. I most definitely cried. It was a wonderful experience.
Aug 16, 2010 juanalonso commented on Obama Coming to Capitol Hill Tomorrow?.
Pioneer Square, not Capitol Hill
Jul 1, 2010 juanalonso commented on Immigration Reform.
I do hope this building makes a successful transition and takes advantage of the potential it has to be a great art space. I have horrible, horrible memories of going there. Humiliation is mild to explain how I was treated. It would be great to change the building's personality.
Jun 9, 2010 juanalonso commented on Art, Disaster, Formlessness, and the Oil Spill.
Thanks, Jen!