Gangnamism

10.25.12

Ai Weiwei Breaks Out Of His Cuffs

The Daily Pic: The Chinese artist riffs on Psy's Korean pop sensation.

Ai Weiwei goes uncuffed in this still from “Grass Mud Horse Style”, his cover version of the wildly viral “Gangnam Style” music video from Korea. As I argue in my piece on today’s Daily Beast, Ai turns the pop-culture original into an artful readymade, and uses it to speak about unchained creative freedom.

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