When we first lent our BP ruff to the Design Museum for its ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition, we had no idea of the extraordinary events that were to follow. We got an inkling of what might happen at the exhibition launch back in April, when we challenged the museum’s Chair of Trustees, Peter Mandelson, about … More We reclaim our art from the arms dealers
Two weeks ago, the Design Museum rented out its building to arms dealers while an exhibition of political art – including our BP ruff – was on display. Under pressure from artists to admit its mistake, the museum has instead posted a defensive and inaccurate statement on its website attacking its own exhibitors and refusing to … More Design Museum attacks its own exhibitors, defends working with arms dealers
This morning, we’re part of a large group of artists, designers and activists who have written to the Design Museum asking that our work be removed from the current Hope to Nope exhibition of political art. The letter and signatories can be found here and are also copied below. The Hope to Nope exhibition, which runs … More Artists say ‘Nope’ to arms
This morning, we were shocked to learn that the British Museum’s upcoming exhibition featuring objects from modern-day Iraq will be sponsored by BP. In response, we have just sent out the following media statement: Campaigners condemn BP sponsorship of Iraq exhibition at British Museum Theatrical action group BP or not BP? have released the following … More BP sponsors an exhibition of objects from Iraq. We respond.
– More than 70 performers take part in day of unsanctioned performances outside RSC venues, culminating in a musical invasion of the theatre foyer and a guerrilla projection – Protest was timed to coincide with the RSC’s own “Mischief Festival” – Rebel “Fossil Free Mischief Festival” featured a “Mischief Mob” of Shakespearean characters, live music, … More Fossil Free Mischief Festival comes to RSC’s doorstep
FOSSIL FREE MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, SATURDAY JUNE 16TH 2018 Grab your hat, don your wig, bring your wickedest smile And come challenge BP in theatrical style Join us in June to exhibit your ire At that loathsome, rank, endless and infinite liar…BP! On Saturday June 16th, activist theatre group BP or not BP? invite you to … More Join us for some serious Mischief against BP on Saturday June 16th!
The Design Museum’s new exhibition features one of our props, so two of our actor-vists went to the launch party and had a close encounter with an infamous trustee. Is the museum merely performing being radical, or is it ready to get serious about its own ethics? “Chance would be a fine thing.” These were … More Mandelson shows we can’t trust the trustees
Eleven-metre floor-to-balcony banner counts the 2,727 oil spills caused by BP’s Russian partner, Rosneft, in a single region in just one year Performers shower thousands of paper “oil drops” from balcony in the iconic Great Court Protest marks the final day of the BP-sponsored Scythians exhibition, held in partnership with the Russian State Hermitage Museum … More We drop huge banner and thousands of oil drops in BP Russia protest
100 performers fill the British Museum – without permission – to challenge BP sponsorship with a mass creative protest Current BP-branded Scythians exhibition includes items from Russian permafrost – which BP’s emissions are putting at risk Performers sing, and British Museum floor covered in huge artistic cracks, to symbolise damage to the permafrost from climate … More Cracks fill the floor of the British Museum during 100-strong “freezemob”
FREEZE-MOB AGAINST BP IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM Defending the permafrost from Big Oil Facebook event here – please share Calling all ice warriors, frost defenders and spirits of the snow! Join theatrical activists BP or not BP? in the British Museum to take part in a mass rebel performance to freeze out the museum’s cold-hearted … More Join us to freeze BP out of the British Museum on December 9th!