Artists demand Design Museum remove work after ‘arms trade’ event

THE ART NEWSPAPER: By Anny Shaw

The London institution says it did not endorse the private event organised by the Italian aerospace company Leonardo. More than 20 artists and activists have called for their work to be removed from a political graphic design exhibition at the Design Museum after the London institution hosted a private event associated with the arms trade last week.

The event on 17 July, organised to coincide with the Farnborough International airshow, was set up by the Italian aerospace company Leonardo. Campaigners say the firm is estimated to be the world’s ninth largest arms company and has equipped “human rights abusing regimes and dictatorships” including in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Philippines… Read More

Image: Gavin Grindon | Installation view of Hope to Nope: London Design Museum

2018-10-23T20:55:55+00:00