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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.

Continue reading for more detailed images on this striking installation and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section. 

Images by Sandra Subraian Ekholm

Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.