William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss recent demonstrations in the UK, for which protesters superglued themselves to the frames of famous artworks.
“If total divestment from a supposedly toxic industry is not possible in the short term, I would think the protest strategy would be to demand as big a piece of the pie as possible from the companies involved.”
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—The Guardian: Just Stop Oil activists glue themselves to Turner painting frame in Manchester
—The Guardian: Just Stop Oil campaigners glue themselves to Da Vinci copy in Royal Academy
—ARTnews: Why Climate Activists Are Gluing Themselves to Paintings Across the U.K.
—Daily Beast: The Activists Trying to Stick It to Big Oil by Gluing Themselves to Art
—NY Times: U.K. Museums Face a Sticky Problem From Climate Protests
—The Art Newspaper: Constable painting rehung at National Gallery after protestors glue themselves to frame
—Artnet News: Climate Protestors Glued Themselves to a Van Gogh Painting at the Courtauld, Demanding That Museums Join Their ‘Civil Resistance’
—Ocula: Just Stop Oil (Painting?)
—Just Stop Oil’s Website
—Houston Public Media: Should Arts Organizations Accept Sponsorship from Oil Companies?
—NY Times: BP to End Sponsorship of Tate Museums
—Independent: BP to end controversial sponsorship of Tate in 2017
—NY Times: This Exhibition Was Brought to You by Guns and Big Oil
—NY Times: Environmental Activists Focus on Museums That Take Oil Money
—NY Times: Should Oil Money Fund the Arts? Leading British Artists Say No
—NY Times: Making Museums Moral Again
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—The Texas Tribune: Texas warns firms they could lose state contracts for divesting from fossil fuels
—NPR: Texas stumbles in its effort to punish green financial firms