LETTERS: Art of choice

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The Independent Online
In response to Tim Hilton's article on the Whitechapel Open, ("Abstract, but no longer obscure, Review, 28 July), I would like to make a number of points. There are around 250 artists showing over seven sites, rather than 100 over five. The selectors for the exhibition were not "all members of the Whitechapel staff"; instead each venue selected its own work. Mr Hilton recommends "that the next Open should be chosen by artists rather than administrators". All of the works shown at the Commercial Gallery and Commercial Too (both of which are run entirely by artists) were selected by Keith Ball, Alison Wilding and Richard Wentworth.

Lucy Day

The Commercial Gallery and Commercial Too, London E1