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art21:

A few highlights from our preview of Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, including a few photos of S.A.C.R.E.D. (2013)—which makes its North American debut at this Brooklyn stop—lit only by natural light, before the dioramas were powered on. Ai Weiwei: According to What? opens to the public on April 18.

Watch Art21 videos featuring Ai Weiwei on Art21.org.

IMAGES (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP):

Installation view of Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014. TOP: Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995; BOTTOM: Colored Vases, 2007–10.

Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., detail, powered off, 2013. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., detail, powered off, 2013. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Ai Weiwei, Ye Haiyan’s Belongings, detail, 2013. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Ai Weiwei, Straight, 2008–12. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., detail, powered off, 2013. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Ai Weiwei, S.A.C.R.E.D., detail, 2013. Installation view at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

Photos by Jonathan Munar for @art21org on Instagram.

Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations. Imagine there’s a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your way along the walls, the sensitivity of your hearing, the tautness in your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull. And then imagine feeling like that all the time.

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next.

—Denis Waitley (via quotethat)

shitballsonmyfuckingdick:

Tonight I had the chance to witness the breathtaking poetry of Andrea Gibson live. Her words spoke to me. It was real and pure and touching. Her beauty goes beyond words. I found myself laughing. I found myself crying. I had chills the entire time. I was captured by the sound of her voice and the way she poured her soul into her words. I am so glad I had the chance to meet/hear/see such a beautiful person performing such a beautiful art. Thank you.

Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.

—Andrea Gibson, in Hooligan Magazine (via murmurrs)

teresabeans:

qwear :

This week, I made a new friend: Teresa! I really love her style and her blog is full of the most beautiful photos. And, to be honest, her Qwear feature was one of my favorites: Style Profile: Teresa, Folsom, CA

Seriously had a blast working with the peeps over at qwear. not to mention, I made a new friend out of it ^.^ 

teresabeans:

qwear :

This week, I made a new friend: Teresa! I really love her style and her blog is full of the most beautiful photos. And, to be honest, her Qwear feature was one of my favorites: Style Profile: Teresa, Folsom, CA

Seriously had a blast working with the peeps over at qwear. not to mention, I made a new friend out of it ^.^