Last Sunday, protestors staged a dramatic performance at the Louvre to pressure it to cut ties with French multinational oil and gas company Total S.A.
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.
PARIS — As leaders from around the world met here for a tenth day of climate change policy negotiations, more than a hundred activists and members of several art collectives gathered at the Louvre this afternoon to highlight the institution’s ties to the fossil fuel industry.
If you’re an artist who’s complained about the oil industry and the way fossil fuel extraction is damaging the environment, you now have a chance to put your money where your mouth is.
The question of whether oil giants seek to control the messages at museums they sponsor may have been answered.