Liberate Tate delivering the wind turbine blade

Liberate Tate delivering the wind turbine blade to the Tate Modern

Activists from Liberate Tate (twitter) took to the Tate Modern in London last week carrying a 54-foot, one-and-a-half tonne wind turbine blade in protest of the environmental damage caused by oil company BP – a major sponsor of the art gallery.

Security guards went to extraordinary lengths to halt their progress but the activists soon installed the blade into the Tate’s Turbine Hall. Along with the blade, Liberate Tate submitted documentation designating the artwork as an official “gift to the nation”, a status that means the gallery must officially process the artwork and consider it for entry to the Tate’s permanent collection.

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