Yesterday was the last day of 'Vile Bodies' at the White Rabbit gallery. The visitors were welcomed by Zhang Dali's 'Chinese Offspring', which have also been called a "mass hanging" of naked migrant workers.
Eyes and mouths closed, the raw bodies, each one numbered, were suspended in silence, with black inscriptions painted on their back.
Since 2003 the Chinese artist has portrayed over 100 immigrant workers, to acknowledge them and the pivotal role they play in and for China.
These people are originally from rural China and immigrate to cities to work on construction sites. The artist considers them as being the most important members of the Chinese race, and though, they live at the bottom of the society.
Zhang Dali hang them upside down, showing their impossible life condition and the incapacity to change their own fates.
Zhang Dali was born in 1963, in the capital of Heilongjiang province, Harbin. He now lives and works in Beijing.