Artists Challenge BP-Gallery Relationship
The Liberate Tate group is questioning the ethical underpinnings of the arts being sponsored by the controversial oil company.
A group of British artists have made made a defiant protest against global oil and gas company BP’s financial links with the United Kindgom’s Tate gallery. The group, named Liberate Tate,
‘dedicated to taking creative disobedience against Tate until it drops its oil company funding’,
They recently donned BP-branded petrol cans at the gallery, coating a naked protester in an ‘oil-like liquid’ reports The Telegraph.
Founded in January of 2010, the group urges art-lovers to question BP’s reported annual £1m sponsorship of the Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Royal Opera House and the National Portrait Gallery – a relationship which began in 1990.