A picture is worth 1,000 words according to an old saying. In my opinion that goes for works of art too!
I am often contacted by organizations, journalists, debaters, enthusiasts, researchers, writers etc. from around the world who ask, if they can use pictures of my sculptures to illustrate their written words or as a symbol on a debate, they want to raise. Sometimes in countries where the word is not free and where works of art can instead be used as a symbol on something that is illegal to put into words.
And because pictures and works of art are worth a 1000 words, I hereby give my works of art free so that they can speak for themselves. All images of my artwork can thus be downloaded and used freely for all non-commercial purposes without copyright.
Jens Galschiøt (17.11.2020)
As part of the "A work of art says more than 1,000 words" campaign, we will therefore regularly focus on one of Jens Galschiot's most iconic works of art and share photos that can be freely used.
By clicking on the various works of art, you will find high-resolution images.
All pictures on this website, Jens Galschiot and Galleri Galschiot's other websites, social media etc. can hereby be freely downloaded and used for all non-commercial purposes without copyright.
The life-size sculpture depicts a pregnant teenager hanging on a 5 meter high crucifix. There are 5 copies of the sculpture, two of which are wearing clothes that cover breasts and sex
It is made as a commentary on the influence of the Catholic Church, which, led by the Polish Pope John Paul, banned the use of contraception and sexual education in the name of God.
This prohibition still applies to all Catholics. The fundamentalist part of the Protestant churches has since backed the ban with the support of i.a. the Republican American presidents.
The sculpture focuses on the fact that the ban means even more unwanted pregnancies and more HIV-positive people due to unprotected intercourse. With this, women and especially the very young teenage girls bear the bulk of the catastrophic consequences of the ban on contraception and abortion.
Survival of the Fattest is a sculpture of a starved african man carrying a huge fat woman from the west, with a weight in her hand. The sculpture was made by Jens Galschiøt in 2002 as a symbol of the uneven distribution of the world's resources. The title is reminiscent of Charles Darwin's famous phrase 'Survival of the Fittest'.
The 3.5 metre high sculpture was created by Jens Galschiøt in collaboration with his colleague Lars Calmar. The sculpture epitomizes the imbalanced distribution of the world’s resources. We are living comfortably, oppressing the poor by means of a biased and unjust system of global trade. The richest countries enforce discriminatory trade policies and subsidies to keep the poorest countries out of competition.
The sculpture was unveiled in December of 2002 in Copenhagen. Subsequently Danish NGOs used the sculpture in their campaign against the hegemony which is the global trade racket.