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Liberate Tate

Posted in guerilla art, London, protests by petercombe on April 21, 2011

On Wednesday, April 2oth, artists from art activist group Liberate Tate staged a performance in Tate Britain on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days.

A naked member of the group had an oil-like substance poured over him and lay in a fetal position on the floor in the middle of the exhibition entitled Single Form. Dedicated to the human body, Single Form is one of a series of ‘BP British Art Displays’ staged throughout the galleries of Tate Britain.
The guerilla performance lasted 87 minutes— one for every day oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

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  1. dfg said, on April 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    This is really bad. The sculptures of Yugoslav Ivan Mestrovic, are beautiful.

  2. Peter Combe said, on April 27, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I think you have missed the point of the performance.


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