James Pepper Kelly

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The Greatest Op-Ed of All: The Dobrzynski-Durston Proposal

  Imagine that a writer named Judith H. Dobrzynski boards a plane. She’s ambivalent about her recent op-ed for the New York Times, “High Culture Goes Hands-On,” in which she mourned the loss of a classic, passive museum experience. The response was decent (63 comments and a spot on the “most-emailed” list), and the negative response didn’t go much beyond baseless ad hominems (“crank,” “elitist”). But real-world impact? Judy sighs. She tries not to think about institutions these... [more]
Posted by James Pepper Kelly on 8/27/13

"Weird Dude Energy" at Heaven Gallery, curated by Gurl Don't Be Dumb

  Weird Dude Energy curators Gurl Don't Be Dumb: Eileen Mueller and Jamie Steele     Nicholas Wylie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, performance view     Sources liberally appropriated from the Internet. Walter Benjamin |   At the center of this exhibition is man. Present-day man; a reduced man,                                    therefore, chilled in a chilly environment. Since, however, this is the only one we                                    have, it is in our interest to know... [more]
Posted by James Pepper Kelly on 7/14/13