Clear Spot 18th June 2010: Unimagining Corporate Greenwashing

Deepwater Horizon has highlighted the fatal consequences of corporate incompetence. This is the first in a series of conversations with artists, activists, curators and concerned individuals addressing art’s environment and the impact artists around the world are having on environmental and social policy.

Tonight we have James Marriott, of Platform, an organization that brings together artists & activists to create projects focused on social and ecological justice, in conversation with John Jordan, co-founder of the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life.

They discuss what makes art such an effective catalyst for change, the history of art-activism, the ailing condition of art institutions, the architecture of corporate sponsorship of cultural institutions and how the Lab of ii recently exposed the Tate Modern’s complicity with BP’s project of maintaining a ‘social license to operate’.