Renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor has joined the "Gangnam Style" bandwagon with a new video that he is creating to show his support for fellow artist
Ai made his own "Gangnam Style" video earlier this month. Kapoor told the
Kapoor enlisted the aid of some prominent British art-world figures, including artists Tom Phillips, Bob and Roberta Smith and Mark Wallinger, according to the Guardian. Choreographer Akram Khan also participated. In all, close to 250 joined in on Kapoor's video.
"Gangnam Style," by the South Korean pop star Psy, has become a global hit and inspired many imitations.
Ai has landed in trouble with Chinese authorities on several occasions due to his online activism. The artist, whose work is the subject of a career retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, was placed in secret detention for 81 days last year.
Kapoor told the BBC News that "Gangnam Style" lends itself "so well to political comment. This is about dissidents, all those people in the world who are imprisoned unfairly."