Artwash explores the murky world of oil sponsorship of the arts, focusing on the deep-rooted relationship between our art institutions and the multinational corporations that fund them. In the wake of massive environmental disasters created by the oil industry, companies such as BP and Shell are using arts sponsorship as a calculated PR exercise to 'artwash' their soiled reputations.
Mel Evans provides a gripping exposé of this practice and raises important questions about artistic censorship and complicity, as art institutions find themselves inextricably associated with Big Oil.
Pluto Press, 2015. 201 pages, 21.5cm x 13.5cm, paperback with black and white photographs.
A uniquely interdisciplinary artist, Rose English emerged from the Conceptual art, dance and feminist scenes of 1970s Britain to become one of the most influential performance artists working today. Rose...