Press release issued from Jens Galschiot’s workshop on 11 November 2008 at 6.30 pm.
It can be downloaded at http://www.aidoh.dk/HomeLess
SAS offers a journey to a homeless
The foundation Project OUTSIDE highlights the issue of homelessness in co-operation with the Danish provocative artist Jens Galschiot.
To fuel a European debate about the conditions of the homeless Galschiot
has created a bronze sculpture depicting a homeless man in natural size. On 12 November
2008 SAS will bring him to
This piece of art is the first of a series of 30 different sculptures
that will make up the exhibition Welcome HomeLess. In the coming years they will be displayed all over
”I create these 30 sculptures because the main threat to our society are not the strangers but the way we’re receiving them” Jens Galschiot says. Ninna Hoegh comments: ”By means of Jens Galschiot’s sculptures we’re fanning an alternative debate about the rights of the homeless”
The journey is the first step of the campaign Welcome HomeLess, to be launched at the annual FEANTSA conference
about homelessness in
”We think the project is really
interesting and thought-provoking. It will highlight a problem that is also
The homeless will check-in at the Kastrup
airport at 6.30 am with take-off for
For more information about Welcome Homeless and the event in the Kastrup airport contact:
Mikkel Thrane, public relations officer of SAS, tel.: +45 4132 3237
Jens Galschiot, sculptor, tel.: +45 6618 4058 or +45 4044 7058, e-mail: email@example.com
Plenty of photos free of charge: http://www.aidoh.dk/HomeLess
Welcome HomeLess is sponsored by SAS, Wonderful Copenhagen and supported by TBWA and FEANTSA, the European umbrella organisation against homelessness.