Ai Weiwei Parodies ‘Gangnam Style’
It’s safe to say that “Gangnam Style” has been parodied in every possible way. But interestingly enough, it seems Ai Weiwei’s rendition marks the first time someone has taken to the viral landscape who is widely-recognized as one of the most influential men in modern art. Featuring signature dance moves and the ridiculousness associated with Psy’s undeniably catchy mega-hit, the K-pop star even makes an appearance. In a trademark act of irreverence, Weiwei wields handcuffs as a not-so-subtle jab at the Chinese censors. Ai told The Associated Press that he decided to make the video after learning that the family of his friend Zuoxiao Zuzhou, a famous rock star in China, was losing their home to a demolition crew. The artist said he thought a little humor could alleviate some of the frustration felt by the Chinese public.