Chelsea College of Arts
Chelsea College of Arts
Dave Beech is a member of the Freee Art Collective and is Professor of Art at Valad Academy in Gothenburg. He is an artist and writer. His works have been exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale and Liverpool Biennale and his books include Art and Value (Brill, 2015) and Beauty (MIT Whitechapel 2007).
Marxism, art, public sphere, aesthetic philosophy, economics of art, politics of labour.
I research the formative social conditions for artistic practice and its relations to broader social and political forces. My book Art and Value relocates the economics of art within the discursive history of ‘economic exceptionalism’. My current book, Art and Labour, reconsiders art as a form of labour that arose during the crisis of the regime of the arts and the installation of the capitalist regime of labour. My work with Freee is focused on a political rejuvenation of the concept of the public sphere as the realm of dissensual publishing.
Joshua Y’Barbo, Chelsea Salon: Institutional Critique of the Art School Through Interstitial Pedagogy.
Lana Locke, Feral Objects.
Alice Evans, Epistolary Film.
Amanda Newall, Costume and Insitutional Critique.
Eva Weinmayr, Publishing as Event (based at Valand Academy).
Andrew Hewitt, The Politics of Art in Culture Led Regeneration.
Andy Conio, Multiple Subjects in Deleuzean Video Art.
Beech, Dave and Jordan, Mel and Hewitt, Andy, Freee art collective (2013) Every Shop Window is a Soap Box. [Art/Design Item]
Beech, Dave and Jordan, Mel and Hewitt, Andy, Freee art collective (2013) Protest is Beautiful (all around the world). [Art/Design Item]
Beech, Dave and Jordan, Mel and Hewitt, Andy, Freee art collective (2010) Protest Drives History. [Art/Design Item]
Beech, Dave (2010) Weberian Lessons: Art, Pedagogy and Managerialism. In: Curating and the Educational Turn. Open Editions; De Appel, London; Amsterdam. ISBN 9781906155650
Beech, Dave and Jordan, Mel and Hewitt, Andy, Freee art collective (2009) The New Futurist Manifesto, (Revised, Expanded and Updated). [Art/Design Item]
Beech, Dave (2009) Recovering radicalism: Dave Beech on critical art after postmodernism. Art Monthly, 323. pp. 7-10. ISSN 0142-6702
Beech, Dave (2009) Introduction: art and the politics of beauty. In: Beauty. Documents of contemporary art . Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, pp. 12-19. ISBN 9780854881635
Beech, Dave (2009) Turning the whole thing around: text art today. In: Art and Text. Black Dog, London. ISBN 9781906155650
Beech, Dave (2007) Autonomy Or Barbarism. Art monthly, 309.
Beech, Dave (2007) The Politics of Beauty. Art Monthly, 306.
Beech, Dave (2015) Art and Value: Art’s Economic Exceptionalism in Classical, Neoclassical and Marxist Economics. Historical Materialism Book Series . Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004288140