the renowned chinese dissident artist ai weiwei dances to korean rapper psy’s gangnam style music video. the 4 minute parody shows the 55-year old activist donning a fluorescent pink shirt, black suit and sunglasses while performing energetically to the famous song with a group of associates in his beijing courtyard studio. referencing his 81 days spent in detention he skillfully twirls handcuffs and — at one point — loses his sunglasses due to his enthusiastic dancing.

 

 

ai weiwei dances to korean rapper psy’s gangnam style music video

 

 

 

weiwei’s version is entitled ‘grass mud horse style’ after an animal invented by china’s web users in an effort to challenge internet censorship — its pronunciation in chinese (cao ni ma) sounds similar to a crude and forbidden remark. psy’s gangnam style has more than 530m views and counting on youtube. chinese internet authorities have now blocked the parody which can still be seen outside china on youtube.

ai weiweiweiwei busting moves with a group of associates in his beijing courtyard studio

ai weiweithe 55-year old activist dressed in a pink shirt, black suit and sunglasses performing energetically to the famous song 

ai weiweiweiwei’s version is entitled ‘grass mud horse style’ after an animal invented by china’s web users