Monday, August 31, 2015
Ai WeiWei unveils a new street installation in Örebro, Sweden
The world’s most renowned dissident artist, Ai Weiwei created the site-specific installation “Think Different (How to hang workers’ uniforms)” for the excellent OpenArt 2015. The 300-meter long work is a vivid comment on the harsh working conditions faced by factory workers in China, coupled with their mundane and repetitive tasks.
The artwork consists of 375 workers’ uniforms, hanged in above and along köpmangatan - translated as Merchants’ Street, the most commercial street in the city of Örebro in Sweden. All the uniforms come from Foxconn Technology group, the largest electronics manufacturer in the world and Apple’s main supplier. Suicide, rioting and occupational fatality have often recurred as a result of the inhumane treatment received by the workers.
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