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Re: “An Agenda for Memphis

Also, can there be more an elaboration on the agenda? I am not clear on what you are proposing, perhaps am I reading it wrong, but is only catering to film and recording projects? What does this mean for the art community?

Posted by chinamannotcommie on 07/15/2010 at 10:47 AM

Re: “An Agenda for Memphis

I definitely agree with your statements. Many young artists are flocking the city. Power House, our only contemporary art gallery--which, by the way, one artist was chosen to show at the Whitney Biennial this year, closed in August of last year. We have a very limited range to showcase our work and only so many of the same audience. What can be done? It is not just about supporting but rather, participating and understanding.
I also speak of the film industry, where I do work in as well as being an artist. I do not need to reiterate the losses of productions that did not occur occur in Memphis and in Tennessee. And I commend Linn Sitler and the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission. They can do so much but the issues we are experiencing is a state problem.

Posted by chinamannotcommie on 07/15/2010 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Somebody Make Them a MoCA

As a student at Memphis College of Art, I don't want to dismiss the Brook's or Dixon, they both hold their own within Memphis but with only a handful of galleries and art spaces available, many graduates with an art degree are not able to find work. Adding a MoCA doesn't necessarily solve the problem but it will greatly help in drawing artists.
Also, art from Memphis, or Tennessee in general, is not widely known nor does it have a "voice" in the contemporary art scene. We can keep showing art in the same places but in end, lot of us have decided to leave Memphis. We want to stay but there isn't much opportunities for us.
I know the MoCA will be really hard to get going but it will be worth it.

Posted by chinamannotcommie on 02/11/2010 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Discrimination Protections for Gays Voted Down in County Commission Committee

There shouldn't BE any discrimination at all! What ever happened to separation of Church and State? I know this is the South but this ridiculous.
Asians weren't allowed to marry white women (Cable Act of 1922). Only in 1920 did women won the right to vote.
And then African American from the '50s to the end of the '60s was the Civil Rights Movement.
It isn't a choice nor a mental illness. It happens! Like being left handed (and even left-handed people were persecuted!).

This is CIVIL. Civil means relating or having to do with people.

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Posted by chinamannotcommie on 05/27/2009 at 10:40 PM
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