Sure, there’s Ai Weiwei, and Liu Xiaodong, and Zhang Xiaogang, both great painters. And Zhang Huan did some excellent performances. But none of them can quite match up to this video of a group of Chinese senior citizens singing Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance.”
Performance art of the highest order? A masterpiece of moving installation art, played out on a postmodern stage? A political statement about the infiltration of the West into China? However you decide to interpret it… it’s pretty hilarious.