Art and protest


Interesting. An organisation called Artport – an offshoot of suffragette-inspired Climate Rush – are issuing a “call for submissions” for artists to to take part in events on January 12th at Heathrow Airport:

ARTPORT INVITES SUBMISSIONS FOR EXHIBITION AT HEATHROW AIRPORT. WE WANT YOU TO HELP US REDEFINE THE SPACE. 

CLIMATE RUSH 12TH JAN 2009


ARTPORT is working in collaboration with the Climate Rush for a Dinner
at Domestic Departures, Heathrow, at 7pm on the 12th January 2009

A project set up to harness the power of art and imagination to help stabilise the climate. We
are looking to find individuals and artists who are passionate about
producing ideas and actions focused on and directed at treating the
enormous challenges of climate change.
..

They are hoping for events/installations that will appear “at 7pm sharp.” Read more on Artport’s Facebook page here. Note particularly the line that says: “IF TROUBLED BY THE POLICE, ARTPORT STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU COMPLY WITH THEIR DEMANDS.”

I don’ t think they mean troubled by the police in a philosophical way, but after the Plane Stupid protest at Stansted earlier in the week, it would be foolish to assume the police would react as an enlightened contemporary art audience.
Photo: Heather and Ivan Morison: I am so sorry. Goodbye (Escape Vehicle No 4) Tatton Park Biennial 2008, one of the Best of 2008

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