You are here

Fake BP staff and Iraqi protesters greet press at BP-sponsored exhibition (6.11.18)

Two key BP staff – the Head of Drilling and Spilling and the Head of Oil and Evil – do their best to ignore protesters calling for justice for the people of Iraq
One of the official-looking welcome banners. Photo by Kristian Buus.

[Photos by Kristian Buus]

From our friends at BP or not BP?:

On November 6th 2018, a group of performers set up a fake BP “welcoming committee” and Iraqi civilian protest in front of the I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria exhibition at the British Museum. The performance was timed to coincide with a private exhibition viewing by journalists and VIPs, and the performers stayed for the whole morning talking to journalists, museum visitors and staff.

BM protest exhibition invaded by...protesters

Shell ends National Gallery partnership

BP or not BP? at the launch of the Gallery’s Shell-sponsored Rembrandt exhibition – photo by Kristian Buus

[Photo: BP or not BP? at the launch of the Gallery’s Shell-sponsored Rembrandt exhibition; (copyright: Kristian Buus)]

From our friends at Culture Unstained...

SHELL ENDS NATIONAL GALLERY PARTNERSHIP IN BID TO BOOST INFLUENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

From Nope to Hope art exhibition, 15-23 Sept 2018

From Nope to Hope: Art vs Arms, Oil and Injustice, 15-23 September, Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QQ

Artists say 'Nope' to arms

From https://bp-or-not-bp.org/2018/07/25/artists-say-nope-to-arms/
25.7.18

'This morning, we’re part of a large group of artists, designers and activists who have written to the Design Museum asking that our work be removed from the current Hope to Nope exhibition of political art. The letter and signatories can be found here and are also copied below.

SCIENTISTS CALL OUT SCIENCE MUSEUM OVER TIES TO BIG OIL

Fossil Free Mischief Festival comes to RSC’s doorstep

Photo by Diana More

From BP or not BP (https://bp-or-not-bp.org) 27.6.18:

The Royal Shakespeare Company is sponsored by that oily villain BP! So last week, 70 rebel performers did this...
#DropBP #RSCMischief #FossilFree #FossilFreeCulture #ArtNotOil

https://www.facebook.com/BPnotBP/videos/1936631763066377/

Loud, clear and huge in Amsterdam

Around 14:00 (9.6.18), one of the 35 Fossil Free Culture Netherlands performers positioned herself on the monumental staircase of the Van Gogh Museum's main building in Amsterdam, ready to declaim the collective’s newly penned manifesto. As her words rang out, others unfurled long paper banners from the balustrades one by one. Only after the declamation was complete, was the full text legible: END THE FOSSIL FUEL AGE NOW. The typographic work of artists such as Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer inspired the presentation of the manifesto.

Shell’s dirty hands made visible on the Van Gogh Museum

From Fossil Free Culture NL

Today (4.5.18), 13 performers from artist collective Fossil Free Culture NL placed oil-black handprints on the glass facade of the Van Gogh Museum to remind the institution that dirty money from oil giant Shell stains our culture.

#MUSEUMHOUR TAKES ON ETHICAL SPONSORSHIP

From Culture Unstained, 3.5.18:

On Monday night, we guest hosted #MuseumHour, a weekly Twitter discussion for the museums sector ‘to ask the unsayable and think the unthinkable’.

Pages

Subscribe to Art Not Oil Coalition RSS