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Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the IMA
NUVO
By SCOTT SHOGER | April 8, 2013
The first full-scale American retrospective of the work of Chinese artist, activist, designer and architect Ai Weiwei - probably "the world's most famous living artist," according to The New York Times - is opening at the IMA this week. Not in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis or St. Louis. Read More

Chinese artist's work speaks volumes
Evansville Courier & Press
By ROGER MCBAIN | April 6, 2013
The Chinese government has razed one of his studios, shut down his blog, placed him in isolated detention and kept him under constant camera surveillance... Read More

Thoughts on 'Ai Weiwei: According to What?' at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Business Journal
By LOU HARRY | April 5, 2013
See only the Ai Weiwei works in the lobbies of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and you might jump to the erroneous conclusion that they were... Read More

Photos: Ai Weiwei Exhibit at IMA Opens Today
Indianapolis Monthly
By MICHAEL SCHRADER | April 5, 2013
Below are thoughts from Sarah Green, curator of the Ai Weiwei: According to What? exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, open as of April 5. Read More

Indianapolis Museum of Art Presents Ai Weiwei: According to What? Exhibit
USA Travel Magazine
By MELODY SCHUBERT | April 4, 2013
Indianapolis Museum of Art Presents Ai Weiwei: According to What? Exhibit in the Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery from Early April to Mid July. The exhibit will showcase... Read More

Indianapolis Museum of Art hosts Chinese artist Ai Weiwei exhibition
WTHR
By MARY MILZ | April 4, 2013
A fascinating new exhibit opens Friday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and it's one you'll only see at three museums in the United States. Read More

In 'According To What?' Ai Weiwei Makes Mourning Subversive
National Public Radio
By MELISSA BLOCK | January 23, 2013
How do we honor the dead? How do we commit them to memory? And how do we come to terms with the way they died? To start, we can name them. At least, that's the idea behind two installations... Read More

Challenging Work: An Ai Weiwei retrospective
The New Yorker
By PETER SCHJELDAHL | October 22, 2012
Last year, Ai Weiwei was jailed, for three months, without charge; he has braved periods of house arrest, a beating that caused a brain hemorrhage, the demolition of his newly built studio in Shanghai, and more. Read More

Ai Weiwei show under way at Smithsonian
Indianapolis Star
By DAVID LINDQUIST | October 13, 2012
The retrospective exhibition of Ai Weiwei's sculpture and photographs opened on Oct. 7 at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Read More

Ai Weiwei Muse Be the Strongest Man in China
The Wall Street Journal
By KAREEM AMER, MAIKEL NABIL... | October 4, 2012
On Sunday, the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., will open the first major American exhibition of art by Ai Weiwei, one of China's most famous dissidents. Read More

Chinese dissident artist Ai launches first big U.S. show
Chicago Tribune
By IAN SIMPSON | October 2, 2012
China's most famous political dissident, Ai Weiwei, launches his first major U.S. art exhibition on Sunday with some unflinchingly political works, including an image of his brain bleeding... Read More

Ai Weiwei retrospective will visit Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Star
By DAVID LINDQUIST | September 25, 2012
The provocative art of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei will be on display next year at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Retrospective exhibition "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" is scheduled April 5... Read More