In which John visits the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where his wife is a curator, and thinks about the work of the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei while walking through “According to What,” his first major retrospective in the United States. If you live in or near Indianapolis, you should really see the show. It’s very special, and will be here until July 21st.
This is a lovely video from John Green explaining the importance of Ai Weiwei’s work. I had the opportunity to see this exhibition when it was at the Hirshhorn in DC, and it’s both stunning and sobering.
This may sound a bit sappy but we remember the first time Lauren submitted her art to us back in 2011 (remember this?). So we can’t help but feel proud that she stuck with her passion and now has her first exclusive gallery exhibition. It probably wasn’t easy but that’s what art is for right? Its our coping tool. In the words of Neil Gaiman “When things get tough, make good art.”
And you certainly have Lauren. If you ever need additional inspiration or support, you know where to go.