Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ai Weiwei's Gangnam Style

At this point, you've probably seen or at least heard of Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" video.  What you may not know is that Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei made a tribute video from his home where he is unofficially imprisoned by the government.

What I love about this is that it shows off his playfulness and his ability to interact as an artist with the international zeitgeist. Meanwhile his use of the handcuffs visually underlines how he is still shackled in his ability to express himself because of the terms of his "freedom." I wonder what he'll do next...

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