Unbearable by Jens Galschiøt

Unbearable - 2015

Unbearable is a shared project between Danish Artist Jens Galschiøt and the WWF. The eye-catching sculpture is a symbol of how human activity affects the global climate, and aims to remind the public of its responsibility for future generations.

The natural-size copper polar bear is impaled on an oil pipeline
in the shape of a graph showing the world’s cumulative, global fossil fuel carbon emissions since the year 0. It continues along the ground for 17 metres, then rises drastically around year 1850 as human consumption of fossil fuels like coal and oil take off. The graph ends in  the year 2015, five metres above ground, impaling the polar bear.



Happenings with Unbearable


Thoughts on Unbearable

Galschiøts work