Not surprisingly, Ai Weiwei's new music video features wall-to-wall profanity and an aggressive anger aimed at China's ruling Communist party.
The celebrated Chinese artist has released a new heavy-metal music video about the 81 days he spent in prison after being arrested by Chinese authorities in 2011. The single, titled "Dumbass," is a Mandarin-language diatribe filled with expletives. It also features the artist's trademark mix of dry humor, media commentary and self-mythology.
At one point, the song describes China as "a country that puts out like a hooker." The video, which stars the Chinese artist, was shot by renowned Hong Kong cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who is known for his work on films with director Wong Kar-wai.
The music video can be viewed in its entirety, with a helpful English translation of the lyrics, on Ai's official site and can also be downloaded via iTunes. (Please note: The video features some explicit imagery.) The song was written by Ai and Chinese musician-artist Zuoxiao Zuzhou and will be part of Ai's forthcoming album, "The Divine Comedy," scheduled to be released June 22.