Invitation to sculptural manifestation
- to the press and other interested persons
morning, on Sunday 11 at 9 am a container and a crane will be arriving in
The sculptures have arisen a controversy between the artist and park manager Mr YUEN Hing-keung about technical details of the construction. Jens Galschiot has no doubt that we have do with blatant political obstruction, and exclaims:
It is grotesque that we come to Hong Kong to
support the position of China against technical protectionism and my sculptures
are subjected to technical protectionism from the park management in Hong Kong. The sculptures have on various occasions been set up in the public
space, e.g. in
We have now got new certifications sent from
More information and free photos: www.aidoh.dk/WTO
Jens Galschiot and his staff in
The Danish group will endeavour to write a diary and make an activity calendar on the net at: www.aidoh.dk/WTO
The Sculptures, which have just arrived to
Mad cow Disease – a nine metres high pair of scales with a stuffed cow in one arm and five starved African children in the other. A symbol pinpointing that the rich world is using five times the amount of their development aid to support their own agriculture. Each cow in the rich world gets 850 $ in subsidies during its life.
Survival of the Fattest is a three metres high copper sculpture of a fat woman with a pair of scales in her hand sitting on the back of starved African man. The fat woman, Justitia, epitomises the rich world’s self-complacent ‘righteousness’ – and the third world’s view on our conduct.
The Hunger March - twenty copper sculptures of starved children will appear as a mobile manifestation in the many demos expected during the summit.
Previous happenings by Galschiot in
Galschiot and his sculptures have
earlier been involved in turmoil in Hong Kong when he in 1997 set up the eight
metres high Pillar of Shame to create a memorial of the crackdown
of the student uprising on the Tiananmen square in