En réunion à La Générale pour réfléchir à l’influence des multinationales du pétrole sur le monde de la culture et particulière sur la pratique du « artwashing ».
Venez les rencontrer mardi 8 décembre de 10h à 16h, et préparer leur visite au Louvre le mercredi 9.
Not An Alternative, a Brooklyn-based arts collective that recently launched The Natural History Museum: a new hybrid museum/campaign that amplifies climate justice narratives while challenging fossil fuel industry greenwashing in science museums. We’re part of a new wave of art collectives that borrow methodologies from Institutional Critique – adopting the authoritative voice or aesthetic vocabulary of the institution — while working primarily in unsanctioned ways. We work an inside-outside game, insinuating ourselves within institutions representing power while simultaneously organizing pressure campaigns from the exterior.
This Spring we teamed up with dozens of the world’s top scientists, including several Nobel laureates, to release a letter calling on museums of science and natural history to cut all ties to the fossil fuel industry. It made headlines around the world, kicking off some intense soul-searching in the U.S. museum sector around funding, ethics, and the role of museums in a time of climate crisis. We’ve done a lot since then (one exhibit example here, and our op-ed in The Guardian), but we are keen to join forces with other art/activist groups around the world that are calling on cultural institutions to cancel fossil fuel sponsorships, or divest from the fossil fuel industry. These groups include Art Not Oil,Liberate Tate, BP or Not BP, Platform London, and Stopp Oljesponssing av Norsk Kulturliv, amongst others.