After sharing a handful of emails detailing suspicious correspondence between British museums and their sponsor BP, the Art Not Oil Coalition has released the full set of documents it obtained, accompanied by a 40-page report describing the potentially unethical partnerships.
Last month, BP announced that it will end its 26-year-long sponsorship of Tate.
Energy giant BP will cease its sponsorship of Tate in 2017.
Since no world summit would be complete without artistic demonstrations, activists around the globe have created art protesting climate change and corporate sponsorship of COP21, from live tattooing performances to parody advertisements installed on Paris streets.
Activist art collective Liberate Tate completed a 25-hour unsanctioned performance inside Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on Sunday, urging the institution to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies.
I interviewed a member of Liberate Tate as to why the group decided to take part in the #WhitneyPipeline protests and what it has accomplished in its own struggle with the Tate.
Last night, The Illuminator was in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to project mayday messages on the facade of the soon-to-be-opened Whitney Museum, while a group of two dozen protesters supported by 23 sponsoring organizations launched a guerrilla inauguration for the “fracked gas pipe museum.”
LONDON — It’s 10am on the last Saturday of January, and Tate Britain is predictably sleepy. The museum has just opened its doors for the day, and a modest coterie of visitors treads lightly to preserve the morning hush.
After years of legal wrangling, the Tate museums group has finally disclosed the details of its sponsorship agreement with oil company BP.
The Tate yesterday filed an appeal to a court order that would have required the museum to release internal documents relating to its controversial sponsorship deal with British Petroleum (BP), Hyperallergic has learned.