Bring the wind turbine blade back into the Turbine Hall
  • Petitioned TATE Director Nicholas Serota & Trustees

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TATE Director Nicholas Serota & Trustees

Bring the wind turbine blade back into the Turbine Hall

    1. Petition by

      Brani Milo

      United Kingdom

Art collective Liberate Tate ( installed a massive 16.5 metre (54 foot), one and a half tonne wind turbine blade in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on Saturday 7 July 2012, submitting the artwork to be part of Tate’s permanent collection.

The Gift - Linkup Films from You and I Films on Vimeo.

Liberate Tate created this artwork using an icon of renewable energy with an express wish for Tate to stop its relationship with BP so the public gallery's reputation cannot be used to improve the oil company’s terrible image following the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Through its relationship with its sponsor BP, Tate is forcing climate-conscious gallery goers into an uncomfortable position of complicity with the oil company, one of the most environment-destroying corporations on the planet.

Liberate Tate also submitted official documentation for the work to be presented as ‘a gift to the nation’, which means that Tate need to decide whether or not to accept the artwork as part of its permanent collection.

Let’s show Tate that we want to see this artwork in its permanent collection, owned by all of us. Please sign this petition.

Also, don’t forget to share it with people you know – more signatures we get, more likely it is that Sir Nicholas Serota and the Tate Board will listen to us.

For more information and pictures of this artwork go to:

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Over 670 signatures, 330 to go!

      Brani Milo
      Petition Organizer

      I am very pleased that the petition has gone over 670 signatures.

      Thanks to those who've signed it. I am delighted we've got to this number.

      I hope that we can get to 1000+ signatures soon - it would be good if we can then do a petition hand-in to keep the pressure up on TATE to accept Liberate Tate's The Gift in its permanent collection.

      So it would be great if you can please share the petition through your social networks. I've created this twibbon that you can use to promote the petition.

      With the Olympics BP is going into overdrive in using culture and sport for its greenwash: it's time for all of us that care about art and the planet to fight back.

      Let's give this petition another push.
      Thank you!

      P.S. In case you haven't seen it - here is a great short film which tells the of the blade being brought from a Welsh valley, carried across London and installed in Tate Modern.

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • brian mangerson HAMPTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      because its awsome

      • about 2 years ago

      cool maaaaaaaaaaate

    • Charlene Rush ALLISON PARK, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Isn't it obvious, that we need to rid our country of dangerous energy sources?

    • Fred Krohn RICHMOND, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      BP needs to be driven out of the USA and replaced with wind, geothermal, and solar energy systems. Had they not dragged their feet on the Gulf cleanup and remediation from their improperly maintained TransOcean oil derrick, they might have salvaged something.

      • about 2 years ago

      BP will make money till the day the earth is dry of fossil fuels. This tiny little piece of art will hardly make an impact. Allow it.


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