“There should be no role for an oil company in the artistic decisions of any cultural organization,” wrote the competition judge, artist Gary Hume, “and especially not in determining the winner of the world’s leading portrait award.”
An exhibition at P21 gallery highlights the human consequences of the exploitation of Iraq’s oil reserves, among them, environmental crises, state corruption, and youth unemployment.
BP or not BP? gathered in opposition of oil giant BP’s financial stake at the British Museum, accusing the company of bolstering its political positioning through its arts investments.
Members of BP or not BP? and other collectives staged the “Fossil Free Mischief Festival” in front and in the lobby of the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon theater.
Newly public emails show correspondence between the museum, Russia’s London embassy, British officials, and BP.
The 26-year-old winner of this year’s BP Young Artist Award donated £1,000 to fund Greenpeace’s anti-BP efforts.
Culture Unstained is calling on the museum to cut ties with BP because of its connections to foreign regimes that violate human rights.
On Sunday, with help from the theatrical protest group BP Or Not BP?, Rodney Kelly appealed to the public for the return of the Gweagal shield.
In a performance at the British Museum, the theatrical protest group BP or not BP? marked the final weekend of a BP-sponsored exhibition and responded to the election of Donald Trump.
LONDON — The irony of oil company BP sponsoring the British Museum’s current exhibition Sunken Cities will have been lost on few.
In May, the Art Not Oil coalition penned a 40-page report that suggests how BP takes advantage of its relationship with its sponsored cultural institutions, requesting that the Museums Association examine whether these deals are at all unethical.
We received the following statement from the Art Not Oil coalition regarding the new BP sponsorships of major cultural institutions in the UK.