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The Sculpture Unbearable: A copper-polar bear impaled on a 6 meter high graph of human CO2 emissions. First exhibition: COP 21 in Paris.

The Danish artist Jens Galschiot is realizing an art installation, depicting a polar bear impaled on a 6 meter high graph of human CO2 emissions. The sculpture is made of copper and steel and will be exhibited at the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December.

Galschiot says: "At first glance the sculpture seems to be a little funny. Until one realize the message of the art installation. I hope the sculpture becomes an unofficial symbol of the conference and a symbol of our common responsibility towards the world's population and future generations."

The Guardians' comments on the project that "It’s a strong statement concerning climate change" gives us reason to believe that the project has the potential to be exactly that symbol.

The sculpture is financed through Crowdfunding. Galschiots sculptures are often too controversial and crazy to be supported by funds. But his art is quite popular among the people. For example, his studio and gallery has 15,000 visitors annually.

The art projects campaign has just kicked off 2 hours ago. Through the Crowdfunding Site one can support the project and in return get a unique art piece in form of a sculpture in copper or bronze. Or choose the activist approach and join the art-demonstration parade during the climate conference in Paris. Press release about the project.

With Crowdfunding Campaign, Galschiot hopes to start a platform to finance art, happenings and counterculture, which is hard to find support for in the established art world. The campaign will end on September 23 and we're rather excited about what happens in the meantime. Is it possible to use Crowfunding as a mean to get popular support for critical and controversial art projects. Or are we just a part of a great (and unrealistic) hype about Crowdfunding? 

Lasse Markus and Gallery Galschiøts "unbearable" crew.