Chinese dissident artist makes "Gangnam Style" parody

Unlike others' parodies, Ai Weiwei's imitation of the viral song could have a deeper meaning


Prachi Gupta
October 24, 2012 8:51PM (UTC)

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, considered to be the most influential artist in the world, has released his own version of the oft-parodied viral hit "Gangnam Style." The infectious song is already a statement of sorts, but knowing the thought-provoking artist and political activist, there might be something more to it than that (Weiwei appears handcuffed to another man partway through the video).

Of course, as the Washington Post notes that Weiwei "never seems to take himself too seriously," it's possible the parody is just in good fun, too.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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