"Mein innerer Schweinehund" - Bonn, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 42.833 E 007° 07.400
32U E 367511 N 5619688
Quick Description: "Mein innerer Schweinehund" is a sculpture made by the Danish artist Jens Galschiøt from 1993.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 9/12/2016 10:41:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMT24J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 8

Long Description:
"Mein innerer Schweinehund"(one's weaker self)is 2.30m high and made of concrete. The sculpture with pork head and a coat should steer the look at increasing violence, intolerance and racism. The monument was built up at the same time in twenty towns of Europe as part of a happening in 1993.

Inscription:

INNERER SCHWEINEHUND

ART: Tier mit Instinkten niedrigster Art. (Animal with instincts of the lowest kind)

UNTERSCHLUPF: In dir und in mir, d.h. in jedem ein­zelnen Individuum des Homo Sapiens.
HIDING PLACE: In you and in me, i.e. in every single individual of the homo sapiens.

WACHSTUMSBEDINGUNGEN: Wächst sich gross, wenn Menschen Opfer der Gewalt, der Erniedrigung und respekt­loses Verfahrens werden
GROWTH TERMS: Grows largely if people become victims of violence, degradation and disrespectful procedures.

BETRAGEN: Greift die ethische Wertgrundlage des Men­schen an, so dass Rassismus, Fremdenhass und Intoleranz die übermacht bekommen.
MANNER: Attacks the ethical values of humans, so that racism, xenophobia and intolerance get the superior strength.

VERBREITUNG: Kann völlig die Macht über den einzelnen Menschen, über soziale Gruppen und im Extremfall über ganze Bevölkerungen nehmen.
SPREADING: Can completely take the power about the single person, about social groups and in the extreme case about whole populations.

DARF NICHT GEFÜTTERT WERDEN
MAY NOT BE FED
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: "Mein innerer Schweinehund"

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Jens Galschiøt

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1993

Materials used: concrete

Location: Friedrich-Ebert-Alleen Bonn. Near Bundeskunsthalle.

Visit Instructions:
Please upload at least one photo you have personally taken of the sculpture and tell us a little about your impressions of the piece. Additional photos are always appreciated.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Figurative Public Sculpture
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
PuhWutze visited "Mein innerer Schweinehund" - Bonn, Germany 4/18/2017 PuhWutze visited it
Narayan, visited "Mein innerer Schweinehund" - Bonn, Germany 10/30/2016 Narayan, visited it
Maisi2 visited "Mein innerer Schweinehund" - Bonn, Germany 9/20/2016 Maisi2 visited it

View all visits/logs