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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

The satisfying crunch of crushing some crap has never been more enjoyable. Dmitry Morozov, working under his ::vtol:: alias, was commissioned to make an installation for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow recently and what he devised allowed visitors to come in, enjoy a little destruction and come away with a keepsake of creation. The basics of […]

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01.12.15 Monty McKeever

Whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would be built to transport oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries and distribution centers in Texas and Illinois, is seen by many environmentalists as a definitive benchmark of whether the US is going to get serious about addressing climate change. Approval […]

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08.23.13 Marina Galperina

Righteous conmen and activist artists the Yes Men just pranked the city of Amsterdam in a big, furry way. Since Shell has just partnered with Russia’s notorious gas-oil giant Gazprom with plans to drill in the Arctic Circle, the Yes Men impersonated some corporate VIPs and delivered a drugged polar bear in a cage on […]

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12.03.12 Marina Galperina

Oh sure, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the brand new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, sponsored by a $10-million donation from Hunt Petroleum owned by Exxon. And it’s absolutely not suspicious at all that the museum’s Hunt Energy Hall includes an entrancing display of a giant drill-bit excitingly cutting into a rock and a super cool Shale […]

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10.01.12 Andy Cush

The Cuomo administration is set to restart its regulatory process of the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking, just months after approving the process in several upstate counties on the New York/Pennsylvania border. The decision comes after pressure from environmental groups asking Cuomo to conduct more studies of hydraulic fracturing’s impact on public […]

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03.06.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL stopped by to see Josephine Meckseper’s public art installation The Manhattan Oil Project. This is what it looked like this morning, on its maiden pump, and see if anyone’s been fooled. Not really. Well, maybe a little bit. (Video: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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03.01.12 Marina Galperina

Two 25-foot-tall, electric-powered oil pumps were just installed in a Midtown lot on 8th Avenue and 45th Street. They’ll be turned on next week, for four hours a day, to pump… “conceptual crude.” Because it’s art. Gotcha! […]

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05.10.11 Marina Galperina

The Oily Land is fresh piece of performance/video art from Portuguese street artist ± MaisMenos. It features a rabid, war-related mash-up and a gent dressed in black, Medieval crusader attire painting a wall with a roll extensor. […]

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02.21.11 Bucky Turco

It didn’t. Surprise! According to a smart person from the University of Georgia, oil from BP’s spill is stuck on the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico and isn’t dissipating, but it is destroying marine life! Samantha Joye presented the new evidence that directly contradicts the findings of the federal government, making at least […]

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09.29.10 Marina Galperina

It’s a gasoline pump turned to stone. It’s a fossil-filled limestone sculpture. It’s a Petrified Petrol Pump and it’s a shame that we’re still depended for dear life on condensed corpses of extinct animals. Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Sep 4 – Oct 16, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris […]

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