Climate and Emergencies

BCMA Panel: Soup-Slinging Syrup Showdowns

Thursday, December 8, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 am (Pacific Time)

Soup-Slinging Syrup Showdowns – Why Galleries and Museums Are Increasingly Sites of Climate Protests

After a series of fluids from soup to syrup have been thrown at famous paintings in art galleries around the world, galleries and museums are questioning why they are increasingly sites of climate protests. While much of the broader sectoral response has been to declare that cultural institutionsĀ  must be ā€œseen as alliesā€ and to decry these attacks on ā€œirreplaceable objects,ā€ these acts of protest require us to look beyond our initial shock and grapple with how many view our institutions.Ā 

Join Caitlin Southwick, Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture, Kirsty Robertson,Ā Associate Professor (Contemporary Art and Museum and Curatorial Studies), Director of Museum and Curatorial Studies at Western University, and Camille-Mary Sharp, Faculty Fellow in New York University’s Program in Museum Studies, for a challenging, stimulating, and reflexive conversation exploring why galleries and museums are sites of climate protests and what we can do to step up as allies in fighting for a sustainable future.