anish kapoor goes gangnam for freedom
anish kapoor goes gangnam for freedom
nov 23, 2012

anish kapoor goes gangnam for freedom

anish kapoor offers his take on PSY’s ‘gangnam style’ music video in support of ai weiwei and freedom of speech


anish kapoor is the latest one to offer his performance of PSY’s ‘gangnam style’ music video. kapoor’s take on the korean rapper’s video has been produced in support of freedom of speech and fellow artist ai weiwei whose own version – made in reference to the 81 days the chinese dissident was detained – went viral last month, which you can view here.

choreographed by akram khan, responsible for the 2012 london olympic’s opening ceremony, kapoor’s performance includes appearances fromsuch artists as mark wallinger, tom philips, southbank centre director jude kelly, bob and roberta smith… included are contributions filmed byglobal art institutions such as the guggenheim, MoMA and museum for contemporary art san diego, serpentine gallery and whitney museum of american.

the project is backed by various human rights organizations: amnesty international, index on censorship and liberty.


anish kapoor and friends ‘gangnam for free’
video courtesy of gangnam for freedom


anish kapoor gangnam stylethe video features appearances by such artists as bob and roberta smith and southbank centre director jude kelly




anish kapoor gangnam styleanish kapoor dons a bright pink shirt – much like the one ai weiwei wore in his video – and tee with an image of the chinese artist, with the the word ‘MISSING’ on it, referring to the 81 days ai weiwei was detained, his whereabouts unknown




anish kapoor gangnam style




anish kapoor gangnam stylethe video is supported by human rights organizations amnesty international, index, on censorship and liberty

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