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Culture Beyond Oil

January 25, 2012 19:00

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Art Not Oil, Liberate Tate, Platform present:
'Not if, but when - Culture Beyond Oil'
7pm, Wednesday 25th January

£3, redeemable against any purchase

Campaign groups ‘Platform', ‘Art Not Oil' and ‘Liberate Tate' have recently released a hundred-page arts publication exploring the murky relationship between big oil and big art. For more than 20 years, BP has been sponsoring Tate galleries, and every major cultural institution in London has recently taken money from Shell or BP.

In the meantime, art-interventionists Liberate Tate have been grabbing headlines and thrusting the issue of oil-sponsorship into the headline through a series of unsolicited, oil-based performances in gallery spaces. This presentation and discussion will explore whether BP needs Tate more than Tate needs BP, and how performativity in protest can be a powerful tool in cultural communications.

You can browse ‘Culture Beyond Oil' online here - http://issuu.com/mellv/docs/cbo - as well as purchase it from Housmans.

Each of the limited edition print run comes with an inset page with original art using Deepwater Horizon oil from German Artist Ruppe Koselleck, as part of his Takeover BP project.




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