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Ai Weiwei: Trace

Ai Weiwei:Trace at the Hirshhorn is an exhibit about freedom and repression.  It features 176 portraits of political prisoners and human rights advocates from thirty countries.  More than a million Lego bricks were used to construct the portraits.  The portraits are pixelated, similar to the pixelation of low-quality surveillance images. The exhibit was originally designed … Continue reading Ai Weiwei: Trace

Our Lives on the Line

Incredibly moving health care rally at Freedom Plaza last night. The Little Lobbyists and their parents were there, powerfully telling their stories, as well as several adults with severe medical needs who are carrying on with their lives in ways that others of us can’t even imagine.

Senators

After the health care vote to proceed on discussion, Democratic Senators came out into the waiting crowd to express their disappointment and resolve to keep fighting, and asking the people to do the same. There was a large crowd and I was toward the center of it, just a couple of feet from the Senators. … Continue reading Senators

The Hive

Excited to get invited to see The Hive today when it was empty except for a small group. The Hive, at the National Building Museum, was built by Studio Gang using 2,700 paper construction tubes.