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Spoof film mocks BP sponsorship of British Museum Vikings Exhibition

Angry BP-branded Viking with the words "BP: sponsoring our history while destroying our future"

Grassroots “actor-vist” group and Art Not Oil member the Reclaim Shakespeare Company have launched a spoof film challenging BP’s sponsorship of the British Museum’s popular Vikings exhibition. The film is modelled closely on the British Museum’s official Vikings trailer, and plays on the fact that a notorious oil company is sponsoring an exhibition about violent, ocean-traversing raiders and plunderers.

Horde of oily Vikings invade British Museum in protest at BP sponsorship

Three Vikings with BP logos on their shields growling in the British Museum

Viking exhibition hit by surprise protest performance about “looting and pillaging” oil company

Yesterday, Art Not Oil coalition member the Reclaim Shakespeare Company invaded the British Museum and held a surprise performance challenging BP’s sponsorship of the popular Vikings exhibition.

Southbank Centre drops Shell as sponsor!

Campaigners celebrate as Shell’s sponsorship of Southbank Centre ends

Oil-branded concerts come to an end after campaign exposed Shell’s record of environmental damage and alleged human rights abuses

'Out Damned Logo!' - Macbeth at the Tate

Mr Macbeth starts to regret his decision: “Nature is dead, and guilty dreams abuse my fitful sleep…”. Photo by Hugh Warwick.

The 'Reclaim Shakespeare Company' have returned with a performance of a surprise anti-oil version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth inside Tate Britain’s newly-opened “BP Walk through British Art”. The unexpected performance took place on Sunday 19th January and was staged as a protest against the Tate’s controversial sponsorship deal with BP, concluding with a vocal parade through the gallery on a busy afternoon. It was witnessed by hundreds of gallery-goers, many of whom joined in, and by the Tate Director himself Nicholas Serota...

BP sponsorship provokes Tate Member resignations at AGM

This was originally published on the Platform blog.

Tate members AGM dominated again by BP sponsorship controversy

This first appeared on the Platform blog.

Sunniva Taylor and Louisa Wright report back from another feisty session at the Tate Members AGM.

'Carols not barrels' performed inside and outside Shell-sponsored institutions, 1.12.13

 

 

(The front of the day's leaflet)

Canadian museum accepts oil sponsor despite censorship

This was originally posted on the Platform blog.

The ‘Felt Impacts of the Tar Sands’ artwork unveiled at the Canada Europe Energy Summit

Canadian security walks through oil spill - photo by Bradley L Garrett

Giant artwork depicting the Canadian tar sands and the devastation being caused to ecosystems, species and First Nations communities launched by street felt-artist Lucy Sparrow outside Canada House in Trafalgar Square

Street felt-artist Lucy Sparrow today unrolled an ambitious artwork at the annual Canada Europe Energy Summit outside Canada House in Trafalgar Square, as Canadian minister Joe Oliver met with the UK government, the CEO of BP, Bob Dudley, and other major players in the tar sands industry to discuss undermining EU climate legislation, the Fuel Quality Directive, to open up global markets to Canada's highly-polluting fossil fuels.

The Felt Impacts of the Tar Sands - #feltimpacts #tarsands #craftivism from You and I Films on Vimeo.

Liberate Tate stages performance at Tate Britain reopening focusing on BP sponsorship

Art collective Liberate Tate perform rising carbon levels to chronology of Tate Britain re-hang

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