platform_280Thursday 18 April – 7.30pm
The White Building, Hackney Wick
Free (limited capacity and places will be available on a first come first in basis)

“We look for long-term partners and one of those long-term partners is BP. We all recognise they have a difficulty at the moment but you don’t abandon your friends because they have what we consider to be a temporary difficulty.” Nick Serota, 2010

Three years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Live Art Development Agency, Platform and Liberate Tate invite you to an evening of performance, screenings and discussion about the ethical implications of business, and particularly oil, sponsorship of the arts.

The evening will feature:

* a retrospective of films of Liberate Tate’s unsanctioned performances in gallery spaces, including the premiere of a new cut of The Gift, documenting the installation of a 16.5m wind turbine blade in Tate’s Turbine Hall
* the launch of a new edition of the Agency’s Study Room Guide written by Jane Trowell of Platform, Take the Money and Run? – some positions on ethics, business sponsorship and making art
* a discussion on ethics, performance, oil sponsorship, public responsibilities, and future strategies with Judith Knight (Artsadmin), Cecilia Wee (artist, writer, curator),  Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck College), Liz Hill (Arts Professional) and Richard Houguez (Liberate Tate)

The White Building
Unit 7, Queen’s Yard
White Post Lane
London, E9 5EN

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