THIS WEEK IN CONTEMPORARY ART: COLUMBUS OHIO: THE WEXNER CENTER THE $HORT NORTH

so we all like to pretend that columbus has a booming arts community. we at weedsteeler see through this lie completely. yeah there is roy g. biv but thats all just locals and mayhan hasnt been relevant since they moved away from the “next door to blow-dega” location and CMA? it needs to make money and columbus is in the midwest(i did fuck with that optic nerve show shouts to all those involved affiliated with weedsteeler cuz yeah we ride for and roll with the op art scene)but  i mean anyone who has been to nyc/london/paris/mia/etc. can see through the lie that the short north is….not saying columbus can be compared to those cities it is apples and oranges but it helps give us a point of reference.

one thing columbus has going for it is the wexner. they have been bringing good contemporary art to columbus for a while now…. and have a book store that fucks with some of the best in the world. and today i thought  you know what would be nice?

if the wex would flex their muscle. get a space in the $hort or downtown..lord knows there are plenty of vacancies… hire a young curator im talking well under 30 and open a small contemporary art gallery that really pushes the limits of the art that is shown in columbus by brining in some up and cummers.

info on an $np court case after the jump

this is an excerpt: here is a link to the whole thing: click

Both of the T-shirts found in Woods’s bedroom contained references to the “Short North” and the “4th Street Posse.” Woods claims the admission of the T-shirts was unfairly prejudicial to his trial because one shirt also included the language “Death Row” and “Caps get peel’d” and the other contained a drawing of a tombstone and references to shootings. Although the violent nature of some of the language of the T-shirts might be prejudicial, we do notbelieve it constituted unfair prejudice, and Woods’s possession of the T-shirts was highly probative of the government’s claim that he was a member of the SNP. “Gang affiliation is particularly relevant, and has been held admissible, in cases where the interrelationship between people is a central issue.” United States v. Thomas , 86 F.3d 647, 652 (7th Cir.), cert. denied sub nom. Story v. United States , — U.S. —, 117 S. Ct. 392 (1996). See also United States v. Robinson , 978 F.2d 1554, 1563-64 (10th Cir. 1992) (connecting information that a defendant was a member of a gang to evidence that the gang’s sole purpose was drug trafficking), cert. denied 507 U.S. 1034 (1993). Although we concluded above that the SNP and the conspiracy were not one and the same, the government’s initial theory was that all drug dealers who were members of the SNP were in the conspiracy, and the T-shirts were direct evidence that Woods was a member of the SNP. We hold that the probative nature of this evidence outweighs the danger of any unfairly prejudicial effects.

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2 responses to “THIS WEEK IN CONTEMPORARY ART: COLUMBUS OHIO: THE WEXNER CENTER THE $HORT NORTH

  1. jimi

    “edgy young curators.” lol.

  2. confused

    is this the same article after the jump?

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