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Author Evans, Mel (Artist),
Title Artwash : big oil and the arts / Mel Evans.
Imprint London : PlutoPress, 2015.
©2015

Subject British Petroleum Company -- Art patronage.
Art patronage.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Public relations.
Corporate sponsorship.
Art -- Economic aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 201 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Big Oil's artwash epidemic. Tobacco and arms manufacturers : ethics and sponsorship ; Oil sponsorship of the arts around the world ; The international oil economy and the BP Ensemble in London -- Capital and culture. Art at arm's-length from the state, but ethics under its thumb ; Where the money really comes from ; Ethics and accountability -- Discrete logos, big spills. Disaster is fundamental to business ; A social licence to operate ; Arts sponsorship to secure social licence ; Fake it 'til you make it : simulating authenticity -- The impact of BP on Tate : an unhappy context for art. Curating with BP in the picture ; Art in social context ; BP, Tate and the post-colonial -- Opposition to oil sponsorship and interventions in gallery spaces. Performing protest in gallery spaces -- a growing global movement ; Institutional critique and the sponsor ; Making space for change : the 'deviant art institution' and interstitial distance -- Conclusion. Merely artwash ; Signs of change.
Summary "Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company's sponsorship of the arts in Britain. Based on a high profile campaign, Mel Evans targets Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell's collaboration with institutions such as the Tate in an attempt to end the poisonous relationship forever."--Publisher's website.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 18, 2015) and print version record.
ISBN 9781783713325 (electronic bk.)
1783713321 (electronic bk.)
9781783713349 (Kindle)
1783713348 (Kindle)
9781783713332 (EPUB)
178371333X (EPUB)
9780745335889
0745335888
9780745335896
0745335896
OCLC # 908071079
Additional Format Print version: Evans, Mel (Artist). Artwash. London : PlutoPress, 2015 9780745335889 (DLC) 2016461036 (OCoLC)892455149