My Inner Beast by Jens Galschiøt

My Inner Beast - 1993

"My Inner Beast" is a series of 22 heavy black concrete sculptures, created by Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt in November 1993. Twenty sculptures were erected in twenty cities across Europe without authorization from authorities.

The sculptures depict a pig in human clothing. The aim was to unconventionally draw attention to the increasing violence, intolerance, racism, and persecution against minorities that Europe has witnessed in recent years.

The twenty sculptures were installed over a period of 55 hours without the authorities' knowledge. The sculptures stirred up controversy and spurred debate in the media and within both public and political circles.

In several places, the sculptures have found a permanent home as a gift to each city. Over 100 volunteers contributed to the installation.




Galschiøts work


My Inner Beast