Art collective Liberate Tate (www.liberatetate.org) 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.
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.
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