Press Release

On Thursday December 3rd Cité Universitaire Internationale opens for the exhibition ‘Unbearable' by Danish artist Jens Galschiøt and the exhbition’Mountains - early warning systems for climate change’.  

  • 11.00 Press preview of the sculpture Unbearable. This 6 meter tall impaled polar bear in copper is revealed for the first time ever. There will be photo opportunities and possibility for interviews with Artist Jens Galschiøt; Secretary General for WWF Denmark (supports and cooperated about the project) and Cité Universitaire which host the exhibition.      
  • 19.00 The sculpture is revealed to the public.
  • 19.15 Indoor reception at Maison Internationale with Speeches and cocktails. There photo and interview opportunities at this event too.

 Enrollment / tlf +45 6170 3083.


About the exhibitions
Exhibition: Unbearable by Jens Galschiøt. A natural-size polar bear in copper is impaled on an oil pipeline in shape of a graph showing the cumulative global fossil fuel carbon emissions. The graph shows the emissions since year 0. It continues along the ground for 17 meters, then rises dramatically around year 1850 as human consumption of fossil fuels like coal and oil takes off. The graph end in year 2015 five meters above ground impaling the polar bear. The Unbearable project is made in cooperation with WWF - The Worlds Wildlife Fundation. This exhibition ends on January 6th, 2016.
"At first sight the sculpture might seem foolish or tragicomical. That is until you realize that the polar bear is being impaled by a graph of carbon emissions created by your and humanity’s consumption."
Jens Galschiøt - the artist behind the sculpture.
Exhibition: Mountains: early warning systems for climate change (photo exhibition). This exhibition aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change in mountains which are among the most sensitive ecosystems. The Exhibition is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO and the commemoration of the 50 years of UNESCO Water Programmes. See Exhibition catalogue, more information.
Contact and information:
Unbearable and Jens Galschiøt. E-mail:, Phone (Paris) +45 6170 3083  / +45 4044 7058, Phone (Denmark) +45 6618 4058
WWF | Head of Press: Rune Langhoff | Phone: +45 3147 1134 | | 
Cité Internationale Universitaire - Contact presse: Ozlem Yildirim | ph.+33 01 4416 6554 / +33 06 1958 6049 | /