Survival of the Fattest comes to Athens Social Forum
Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot is launching his new artwork during the European Social Forum in Athens 4 - 7 May . The three metre high copper sculpture "Survival of the Fattest" has been mounted on a truck pulling six trolleys with twelve copper sculptures of emaciated teenage boys. The sculptures were last displayed in Hong Kong where they fanned the discussion about the WTO summit.
The grotesque sculpture procession will take part in many of the meetings and the huge demonstration where hundreds of thousands are expected to participate. The Social Forum in Athens is a follow-up to the big gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil and to the ESF meeting in London in 2004.