The Dream Warrior interview in ARTnews about this story is really insulting! Baltimore is “off the beaten path” and not a real art culture? The first thing the New York gallery people did was put bars over the windows – presumably to protect their expensive “New York Art” from Baltimore? You can’t tell me they put up bars to reference Freddy Kreuger. I do not believe that.
Who do these people think they are? And why is ARTnews giving them a free pass to say condescending things about Baltimore? Obviously, the interviewer knows who they are or he wouldn’t be conducting the interview at all and being so obsequiously flattering. (“Sweet name, dude.”) Why are people afraid to name those behind this project?
If they can’t conduct themselves with respect for a unique culture and place, maybe it’s time to head back to New York!