platform_280[1]Thursday 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[2], Platform[3] and Liberate Tate[4] 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[5]
* a discussion on ethics, performance, oil sponsorship, public responsibilities, and future strategies with Judith Knight (Artsadmin[6]), Cecilia Wee (artist, writer, curator),  Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck College), Liz Hill (Arts Professional[7]) and Richard Houguez (Liberate Tate)

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

How to get there[8]

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  2. Live Art Development Agency:
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  4. Liberate Tate:
  5. Take the Money and Run? – some positions on ethics, business sponsorship and making art:
  6. Artsadmin:
  7. Arts Professional:
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